William Carlton (1779-1855)
William Carlton was born in Sutton-on-the-Forest in Yorkshire. His parents were Anglicans and Carlton was raised to attend his parish church regularly. From the age of fifteen he began to attend Methodist worship in York where he was a member of Richard Burdall's class. Carlton entered the ministry in 1808 and exercised an active circuit ministry until superannuation in 1842, despite the fact that he was almost totally deaf. His retirement was spent in Hull until 1844 and then York.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1853 and Minutes of Conference 1856