Benjamin Ingham was born and raised in the West Riding of Yorkshire in Northern England. He earned his B.A. degree from Oxford, and was ordained at age 23. Methodist connections from Oxford led to a colonial mission in America where he developed a keen interest in the Moravian church from German missionaries. Following a 1738 visit to Germany for greater exposure to the Moravian faith, Ingham returned to preaching in Yorkshire.
- Born: 11 June 1712, Ossett
- Died: 01 January 1772, Aberford
- Family: Married Lady Margaret Hastings and had one child
- Notable Works: Several hymns