From Andrew Phillips in Shifnall to [Mary] Tooth. Tooth’s sister [Rosamund] has asked him to inform Tooth that Mr [Jacob] Stanley will accompany her to Madeley tomorrow evening and preach in her room on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock [Stanley was stationed in the Dudley circuit in 1829-30]. She would be grateful if Tooth could circulate news of this as quickly and widely as possible.
- Jacob Stanley (1776-1851) was born at Alnwick, Northumberland. He was converted at the age of eleven and after moving to London, began to preach locally. He entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1797 and exercised an active circuit ministry for fifty years. Stanley served as President of Conference in 1845. He was an opponent of the dominance of Jabez Bunting. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Methodist Magazine 1851, pp.913-914