William Gilbert (1821-85)
William Gilbert was born at Holsworthy in Devon.
He was converted in early manhood and entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1846. He served as President of Conference in 1870, Connexional Secretary 1861-65 and Missions Secretary 1863-84.
Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits 1797-1932 (1968)