Richard Seed (d.1805)
Richard Seed entered the itinerancy in 1768 in Armagh, Ireland, which possibly indicates that he was Irish by birth. He moved to England in 1769 and exercised an active circuit ministry in the North of England until 1781 when he superannuated. He re-entered the itinerancy in 1794 but retired again in 1796 and spent his final years in Colne, Lancashire.
Seed's conference obituary describes him as 'an old well-known preacher. He travelled for several years with a fair character and finished his earthly course by an apoplectic fit, which, although a sudden call, we are well-satisfied, found him prepared for his heavenly inheritance'.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1805 and An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers...1739-1818, compiled by Kenneth Garlick