Samuel Thomas Thorne (1860-91)
Samuel Thomas Thorne was born at Norton Bratton, Launcells, Stratton, Cornwall. He was the son of the Bible Christian minister Samuel Ley Thorne and great-grandson of William O'Bryan, founder of the Connexion. Thorne entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1879 and with Thomas Grills Vanstone was appointed in 1884 to be the first Bible Christian missionaries in China. He died at Chao Tong in China on 23rd September 1891.
Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits 1797-1932 (1968)