Joseph Sutcliffe (1762-1856)
Joseph Sutcliffe was born at Baildon in Yorkshire. He was converted under Methodist influence at an early age and entered the itinerancy in 1786. He exercised an active circuit ministry for fifty years before retiring as a supernumary to London where he died at the age of ninety-four after a short illness.
Sutcliffe was a scholar of some repute who published many pamphlets, sermons and a bible commentary. He was also the author of an unpublished four volume history of Methodism to the death of Thomas Coke.
Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Methodist Magazine 1856, 851-852.