Joseph Bowes (1766-1849)
Joseph Bowes was raised in the Roman Catholic faith but began to attend Protestant worship at an early age. He went to live with an uncle who was a Methodist and this led to his conversion.
Bowes entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1792 and exercised his circuit ministry in Wales and England until superannuation in 1835. He spent his retirement in Bristol.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1847 and Minutes of Conference 1850