Marshall Claxton (1779-1832)
Marshall Claxton was born at Yarm in Yorkshire. He was converted at an early age and became a local preacher at the age of sixteen. He entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1799 and enjoyed an active circuit ministry, principally in Northern England, until his death which followed a long illness.
Claxton's son of the same name, was a noted Victorian artist.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1832 and general historical sources