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Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

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John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 99, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: c 1700's

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 99, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: 1787

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 99, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: 1787

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 99, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: 1787

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 99, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: 1783

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 99, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: 1783

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 99, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: 1783

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Mention of Silas Told

Mention of Silas Told

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

The Arminnian Magazine 1783. Page 98, mentioning the sailor-turned-Methodist, Silas Told.

Silas Told was born in Bristol in 1711. He was educated for free at Colston’s School as a charity pupil.
At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to be a sailor.

He suffered beatings and abuse along with short rations on board the ship The Prince of Wales under his master Captain Moses Lilly.
He later suffered even more under slave captain Timothy Tucker. Told could read and write; unlike most sailors of his day. This time he kept a diary of his ordeal.

On his return to England, he became a Methodist, converted to the religion by John Wesley, a Bristol preacher.

Shortly after his death, his book The Life and Dealings of God with Silas Told was published in 1786 by his Methodist friends; to spread the story of his conversion to the religion and to show the cruelties of the slave trade, which many religious people were against.
The book shows the terrible suffering that the sailors, as well as those enslaved on board, could experience at the hands of the officers and captains.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: 1783

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

Witness Statement

Witness Statement

Description:

Witness statement from John Smith, carpenter on the ship, the Alert, in support of a petition from Ana Tripp.

Smith states that Henry Tripp, chief mate, was drowned at Anamaboe in West Africa, leaving a wife and child.

Financial Help was given by the Seamens’ Hospital Fund. The Fund was the result of an act of Parliament in 1747.

The Society of Merchant Venturers managed the National Insurance Scheme for Bristol, so petitions for help were addressed to them.

The Society of Merchant Venturers is a Bristol-based organisation, which was formed in 1552 as an elite body of merchants involved in overseas trade. The Society still exists today.

Date: 1st September 1789

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Lithograph of John Wesley painting

Lithograph of John Wesley painting

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

Lithograph of a painting of John Wesley, now destroyed by fire.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Date: c1700s - 1800s

Copyright: Copyright, John Wesley's Chapel

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