OTHER RELIGIONS IN BOSBURY

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In Bosbury, both the Wesleyan Methodists and the Primitive Methodists had chapels. At this time, many of the Primitive Methodists in this area formed a breakaway group known as the United Brethren. Thomas Knighton (referred to by Woodruff as Kington) had been expelled from the Methodist church for his revivalist preaching and became the United Brethren leader in Herefordshire. The Brethren came to the missionary attention of Wilford Woodruff, a leader of the American Church of the Latter-day Saints. The majority, including Kington, were converted, many being baptised at John Benbow’s pool at Hill Farm, Castle Frome, just north-west of Bosbury. A small number of Bosbury people, who had become Mormons, emigrated to America. (In passing, neither the name Thomas Kington nor Thomas Knighton seem to occur in the Herefordshire census of 1841 or 1851.)

 About the United Brethren 
 Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, 1840 
 Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, pictures  new information
 Minutes of LDS Conference, 1840 
 Bosbury Mormon Emigrants 
 Minutes of Wesleyan Chapel Trust, 1899 
 Photographs of Stanley Hill Wesleyan M. Chapel
 Photographs of Swinmore Primitive M. Chapel