Albert Richard Balman (1879-1956)
Albert Richard Balman was born in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. At the age of sixteen he became an accredited local Bible Christian preacher and in 1898 was appointed a lay pastor in the Scilly Isles. He entered the ordained ministry the following year.
Balman exercised an active circuit ministry for forty-three years.
Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits 1797-1932 (1968) and Methodist Recorder 13 Sept.1956, p.18