Mahy, William

A native of Guernsey, employed by 1790 as a preacher in Jersey and Guernsey. Sent in 1791 to launch a mission in Normandy, he had about 800 people around Caen, including a number of Roman Catholics, under instruction. In the face of formidable difficulties, he persevered throughout the years of the Revolution, forming a number of small Methodist societies. He remained in Normandy until 1808, then returned to England, suffering from deep depression, and died in a mental home near Manchester on 1 December 1813.

  • William Moister, Missionary Worthies, 1782-1885 (1885) pp.4-5
  • Th. Roux, Le Methodisme en France (Paris, 1941) pp.6-18
  • R D. Moore, Methodism in the Channel Islands (1952) pp.69-72