Robert Swindells (d.1783)
Robert Swindells served in the itinerancy for over forty years. He accompanied John Wesley on his visit to Ireland in 1748 and stayed on for many years. He was responsible for the conversion of the prominent preacher Thomas Walsh.
Source: Robert H. Gallagher, Pioneer Preachers of Irish Methodism (1965), and C. F Crookshank, Methodism in Ireland (1885), volume 1