Joseph Cusworth (1787-1857)
Joseph Cusworth was born near Rotherham in Yorkshire. His father was religious and Cusworth was raised in the faith. Cusworth moved to Sheffield and was converted at the age of seventeen by the ministry of William Edward Miller. He candidated for the ministry in 1807 and exercised an active circuit ministry until 1843 when he was appointed to the Governorship of Kingswood School which post he held until his death. He had previously spent twenty-seven years as Treasurer of the Home Mission and Contingent Fund.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1857 and Hill's Arrangement 1853