Robert Costerdine (1726-1812)
Robert Costerdine was born in Flixton near Manchester. He heard John Nelson preach as a young man and was converted by George Whitefield in 1748. He acted for some years as a local preacher and entered the itinerancy in 1764. His active ministry lasted for twenty-nine years and was exercised entirely in the North of England and the Midlands. After superannuation he settled in Manchester and he continued to preach until a short time before his death.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1812 and Kenneth Garlick, An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers and Missionaries, and the stations to which they were appointed 1739-1818