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Bourne Hugh

Bourne, Hugh (1772-1852), founder of the sect of Primitive Methodists. He was a Wesleyan, but as his habit of open-air preaching and meeting did not meet with the approval of that body, he separated from them, or was cut off by them, and in 1810 founded the first community of Primitive Methodists. Although following his occupation of carpenter and builder, he found time to spread his principles in the British Isles and the United States. He seems to have led an exemplary life, and he was much esteemed by his sect.