Joseph Meek (1776-1849)
Joseph Meek was born at Craike in County Durham. He was converted at the age of fifteen under the influence of a sermon preached by Revd. William Percival. Meek entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1800 and exercised an active circuit ministry for thirty-nine years. Upon his superannuation in 1839 he retired to Macclesfield and then Preston where he died shortly after returning home from Conference.
His Conference obituary relates how he had the happiness of 'seeing all his children converted to God, and many of them occupying important positions in His Church'.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1847 and Minutes of Conference 1850