Born: 3 January 1773 in Attleborough, England
Died: 27 January 1844 in Manchester, England
English Baptist preacher and hymn-writer. Gadsby was born at Attleborough, in Warwickshire. In 1793 he joined the Baptist church at Coventry, where in 1798 he began to preach. In 1800 a chapel was built for him at Desford, in Leicestershire, and two years later another in the town of Hinckley. In 1805 he removed to Manchester, becoming minister of a chapel in Rochdale Road, where he continued until his death. He was for many years exceedingly popular as a preacher of the evangelical faith. (Hymnary.org - alt)
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- Gadsby, William. 1814. A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. Manchester, England: John Gadsby.