- James Bogie (1757-1837) was born at Capheaton in Northumberland. He was converted at the age of fifteen and 'by a series of providential openings' was led into the itinerancy in 1782. His active circuit ministry was exercised in Scotland and the North of England until superannuation due to old age in 1826. His retirement was spent in Liverpool where he died after a long illness on October 4th 1837. Source: Minutes of Conference 1838and Hill's Arrangement 1827
From Edinburgh to Dr James Hamilton in Dunbar. As soon as he can after being relieved, Bardsley intends to leave for England. He has been stationed among old friends in a circuit where he has laboured before [the Macclesfield circuit where Bardsley had been stationed ten years previously].
The Methodists are doing fairly well in this city and he hopes that they will do better still as they are to get [Joseph] Pilmore as their preacher. Messrs [William] Hunter and [James] Bogie are to be stationed in Dunbar [as part of the Berwick on Tweed circuit].
Since writing to Mr Affleck, Bardsley has heard that dear Mr [John] Wesley was taken very ill during the conference and had to leave the preachers to finish the meeting themselves. He has heard that Wesley is now feeling much better.
Bardsley has not seen Miss Warrender nor dear Peggy Hamilton at the Methodist chapel here since Hamilton was last here, which has given him some concern.
Bardsley's love should be passed to everyone in Hamilton's household and the kind Methodists at Chapel Hall.