- Peter C. Horton (1812-78) was born in Louth, Lincolnshire. He was converted at the age of fifteen and two years later was appointed a class-leader and local preacher. He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1832 and exercised an active Circuit ministry until superannuation in 1869. He served for several years as the Secretary to the Annuitant Society. Horton spent the last three years of his life in Southport, Lancashire. He attended the Conference of 1878 in apparently good health but collapsed and died just after reading the obituary of Charles Haydon. Source: Minutes of Conference 1878.
From Macclesfield, Cheshire, to [Peter C.] Horton [in Southport, Lancashire]. His deepest sympathy goes out to Horton and his wife.
'I doubt that the master will think it the wisest acts for you to give £30 and your son £50 to chapel building - and withhold from your ill-paid, disabled & suffering supers and widows. It surprises me much and has my protest that your son lets Circuit zeal overpower him, is conceivable but for you is astounding. If Southport cannot divide or build without your £30, it ought to remain as it is - O' Mr Horton! Poor old supers and widows THE Lord help them'.
Finally, Horton was right about Mrs Blanshard and the Circuit allowance - a mistake was made in sending her the money.