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)