1781-1837; b. nr. Cork; shipwright at Bristol, 1793; shoemaker in London,
1797; shipwright at sea, 1801-03; m. 1803; shoemaker in London, 1803-27
successively Calvinist, Methodist, Baptist, and Sandemanian preacher;
refused entrance to Southcottians, 1814; styled own church Zion or Shiloh,
1827; preached in North of England, 1829-37; published tracts, treating
biblical narrative as allegory, 1829-37; left hundreds more in manuscript.