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You have omitted the fact that Mary Thorne was a child of William Bryant (the co-founder), she was known on the circuit as the ‘the maiden preacher’, plus one of her offspring Serena became even more famous in Australia as an early ‘feminist’ leader (womens suffrage pre-dated British suffrage by thirty years) and great preacher (she married Octavius Lake, another well-known S. Australian preacher)
Sam was infected with typhoid then passed away, when he looked after his colleague William H. Hudspeth (Chinese name is Wang Shude 王树德）who got the typhoid first and then recovered, according to two biographers, William Alexander GristR Elliot (1921) and R Elliot Kendall (1948), not Frank Dymond. -Huijuan Hua (a PhD from Yunnan on researching the music transformation affected by Sam Pollard)
The Millom circuit register transcript has been available, upon request to staff, at Whitehaven Archives since 2011. It can be made available on this site if required.