- Samuel Crompton (1782-1866) entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1813. He exercised an active Circuit ministry until poor health forced him into superannuation in 1847. He died in Bury, Lancashire. Source: Minutes of Conference 1866.
- William Jackson (1789-1863) was converted in York under the ministry of Joseph Taylor senior. He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1811 and exercised an active Circuit ministry until superannuation in 1854. He retired to Preston in Lancashire where for the last three years of his life, he acted as voluntary chaplain of the Workhouse. Source: Minutes of Conference 1863.
From the Conference in Manchester to Mary Rattenbury in Arundel Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He has little paper or time, so is able to write only a brief letter. He arrived here safely last night 'and found Mr Sheldon fully expecting you as they refused to take a second preacher solely on your account. If you could come, it would give us all pleasure, but your prudence will I am sure bind you to act aright'.
He saw Mr [unreadable name] and was pleased to discover that he had called on Mary. Several preachers have asked about her - [Samuel] Crompton was most affectionate as was [William] Jackson of Wakefield. Mr [unreadable name] said that J R had made a very good choice [of wife].
He is finding that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.