Jesse Pilcher (1807-73)
Jesse Pilcher was born in Ashford in Kent. He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1832 and served as a missionary in the West Indies from 1834 to 1847. Pilcher returned to England because of poor health and served in home circuits for seven years. In 1855 he was appointed Superintendent of Irish Missions and Schools and General Superintendent of Missions in Natal, in which capacity he spent four years in South Africa. In 1867 he was forced by declining health to become a supernumary. He spent the last years of his life in Abergavenny.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1873