Benjamin Ingham

Born 11 June 1712 and raised in Ossett, in the West Riding, Ingham’s father was of a group of clergy ejected from the Church of England by the Act of Conformity in 1662.

Studying at Queen’s College he completed his BA in 1734. He was ordained by the Bishop of Oxford in 1735.

Ingham sailed with Wesleys to Georgia, arriving Savannah on 8 February 1736. Ingham set sail for England on 9 March 1737. He returned to London to rally support for the colony.

Upon John Wesley’s return from Georgia, the two journeyed to Marienborn, the home of Zinzendorf and Herrnhut for greater exposure to Moravian Christianity.

Eventually he established his own connection of Inghamite Churches along Moravian lines. He died in 1772.

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