William Brocklehurst (1784-1866)
William Brocklehurst was born of Methodist parentage in Hollingsclough in Staffordshire. He was converted at the age of fourteen and joined the Methodist society at Marple in Cheshire. Brocklehust joined the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1808 and exercised an active circuit ministry in England and Wales until superannuation in 1849, after which he settled in London.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1866 and Minutes of Conference 1866