- John Lewis (1787-1866) was born near Holyhead on Anglesey. He was converted at a Methodist class meeting in 1809 and entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1814. He served for six years in Newfoundland and thirty-five years in England and the Shetlands. He was forced into superannuation by ill health in 1855 but continued to preach at Barningham in the Castle Barnard Circuit and later in Nottingham where he died. Source: Methodist Magazine 1867, p.842.
From Holbeck, Lincolnshire, to John Lewis in Bingley, Yorkshire. He has been trying for a long time to find an opportunity to accept an invitation to visit Lewis's Circuit but has reached the conclusion that his workload is too much. He thinks that he will not be able to accept any invitation from outside his own Circuit for the next two months.
His regards should be passed on to Lewis's family and to Mr Freeman.