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Roger Crane (1758-1836)

Roger Crane was born into a Presbyterian family in Preston, Lancashire. He first became acquainted with the Methodists during a visit to Leeds and joined the Preston society in 1777. Crane went on to become a class leader and local preacher. He entertained John Wesley during visits to the area.

Crane's sisters married the Methodist preachers Charles Atmore and Michael Emmet.

Source: Preston Methodism's 200 Fascinating Years by W. F. Richardson (Preston 1975),13-15 and  A Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism by Samuel Rogal (Lewston, New York 1991)

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