- John Hartley (1819-96) was born in Leeds,Yorkshire. He trained for the Wesleyan ministry for three years at Hoxton Theological Institute and commenced Circuit work in 1841. His Circuit ministry lasted for forty years, with one interruption of a year  due to ill health. In 1881 he was appointed the first governor of the Handsworth branch of the Theological Institute. After his retirement in 1892 he moved to Leeds where he spent the last years of his life. Source: Minutes of Conference 1896.
From Dublin, to John Hartley [stationed in Hull, Yorkshire]. He feels very deeply with Hartley in his 'serious indisposition'. He thinks that Hartley had better act on medical advice and hopefully a year's rest will restore him to health. Hartley must not worry about his Circuit as it will be well provided for by Conference. He must rather concentrate on getting better. His regards should be passed on to Mrs Hartley.