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Crofts, Henry Only, D.D.
an English Methodist preacher, was born in the city of Lichfield, September 8, 1813. At seventeen he began to preach, at twenty-two entered the New Connection ministry, and after spending four years in England, joined the Reverend J. Addegman in the newly established mission in Canada, of which he was the general superintendent for ten years. Returning to England in 1851, he travelled in nine of the leading circuits with zeal and success. He became a supernumerary in 1879, but continued to preach as he was able, until his death at Manchester, January 21, 1880. Dr. Crofts was president of the conference in 1861, and the author of a volume of Sermons.. See Minutes of the Conference.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Crofts, Henry Only, D.D.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/crofts-henry-only-dd.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.