Titus Bourne (1783-1859)
Titus Bourne was born at Haugh near Alford in Lincolnshire, the son of a prominent local family. He was educated at a public school and worked in an attorney's office before moving to London to complete his legal training. Bourne qualified in 1804 and moved back to his native town where he went into business as a solicitor and banker. It was at about this time that he began to attend Methodist worship and was converted soon after.
During the course of the next fifty years, Bourne went on to occupy many of the principal lay offices in the Alford society including Sunday School superintendent, Missions Treasurer and class leader. He was a generous giver to local charities and to connexional funds.
Bourne died on June 21st 1859 after a long decline. He was survived by his widow and several children.
Source: Methodist Magazine 1859, 959 and Methodist Magazine 1861, 756-758