Jaco, Peter
1729-1781; e.m. 1754

A Cornishman, he made his first acquaintance with John Wesley when he helped to protect him from a mob near Penzance. Some months later, under Methodist influence, he found pardon at a communion service. Wesley encouraged him to preach in 1751 and the 1754 Conference made him a full-time itinerant. He continued to travel until 1779. He experienced considerable mob violence in various circuits and was forcibly taken for a soldier near Truro but later released by the magistrate.

  • Lives of the Early Methodist Preachers 1 pp.260-68
  • Charles Atmore, Methodist Memorial (1801) pp.215-17

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