William Welbourne (1770-1850)
William Welbourne was born into an Anglican family near Malton in Yorkshire. He was converted at the age of twenty under the ministry of the preacher William Percival. Welbourne entered the itinerancy in 1798 and exercised an active circuit ministry in England and Scotland until superannuation due to old age in 1837. His retirement was spent in the Canterbury and Lowestoft circuits. He died on 25 July 1850.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1850 and Hill's Arrangement 1827