From Broseley. Mr Bythway senior will preach tomorrow night if all is well. 'It is probable that the father & son [Bythway and his son William? - one of the Madeley ministers] , Mrs G. & myself shall dine with you tomorrow…'
After Tooth has preached today, she should announce that Bythway will preach tomorrow.
- Mr Bythway (fl.1829) was in all probability the father of the Methodist minister William Bythway (1796-1874). He was resident in Dudley, Worcestershire, and served as a local preacher in the Madeley circuit in the late 1820s. Source: Fletcher-Tooth collection
- William Bythway (1796-1874) was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, of Methodist parentage - his father was a local preacher in the Madeley circuit during the 1820s. He was converted at the age of sixteen and was called into the ministry in 1824. Bythway exercised an active circuit ministry in England, Wales and Scotland until 1864 when he retired to Manchester. Source: Minutes of Conference 1875, Hill's Arrangement 1874 and Fletcher-Tooth collection.