- George Lowe (1750-1839) entered the itinerancy in 1788 and exercised an active circuit ministry in the north of England until 1801 when he was compelled to withdraw through ill health. He rejoined in 1802 and continued until superannuation in 1808. He retired to Congleton in Derbishire where he died after a long illness. Source: Methodist Magazine 1839, p.768.
- John Pawson (1737-1806) entered the itinerancy in 1762 and was ordained by John Wesley for the work in Scotland in 1785. He was twice President of the Wesleyan Conference and exercised a mediating influence during the troubled period following Wesley's death. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974).
From Adam Clarke in Bristol, to [George] Lowe in Pocklington, Yorkshire. He has received the five guineas which Lowe sent and has therefore entered Lowe's name 'among your right noble brethren' [a preachers' fund?]. There is now nearly £150 in stock and many more subscriptions are expected. As this project will not be launched for another five years during which time the annual subscriptions will continue, they hope, by the end of the period, to have one of the 'most solid & respectable funds.. perhaps in Europe'. [Alexander] Mather and [John] Pawson are highly offended by this and are printing a pamphlet against it. Will they [Pawson and Mather] attempt to force them to do as they please with the small funds which God sends them? Clarke will let Lowe into a secret. The old fund is not only empty of money but is also illegal, because it was not registered before Michelmas 1796 in accordance with the relevant Act of Parliament