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Thomas Coke

Death: May 2, 1814

Birthplace: Brecon

Nationality: United States

Thomas Coke

Date of Death : May 2, 1814
Birth Place : Brecon

Thomas Coke was the first Methodist Bishop and is known as the Father of Methodist Missions. Born in Brecon, South Wales, his father, Barthomolew, was a well-to-do apothecary. Coke, who was only 5 foot and 1 inch tall and prone to being overweight, read Jurisprudence at Jesus College, Oxford, which has a strong Welsh tradition, graduating Bachelor of Arts, then Master of Arts in 1770, and Doctor of Civil Law in 1775. On returning to Brecon he served as Mayor in 1772.

Also known as

  • Mayor Thomas Coke
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