Adam Clarke (1763-1832) LL.D., F.A.S., M.R.I.A
Clarke became a Methodist in 1778, and was in a succession an exhorter, local preacher, and regular preacher. His first circuit was that of Bradford, Wiltshire, to which he was appointed in 1782. He served in various places and traveled throughout Great Britain, achieving fame as a preacher, and being president of the British Conference in 1806, 1814, and 1822.
on April 24th 1788 Adam Smith married Mary Cooke at Trowbridge daughter of the late Mr. Cooke, clothier of that town.
After 1805 Adam held an appointment in London, where he was a member of the committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society for several years, and one of the advisers of its Oriental publications. He resigned from this task in 1819, having retired four years previously, due to his impaired health, to Millbrook, Lancashire, where he resided until his return to the vicinity of London in 1823. He was also active in the service of the Wesleyan Missionary Society from its inception in 1814, making two missionary journeys in 1826 and 1828 to the Shetland Islands.
Adam Clarke died of Cholera in London on Aug. 26, 1832.
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