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John W. Cloake (1779-1846)

John W. Cloake was born at Pilaton in Cornwall. He was converted in early life and served as a local preacher before entering the itinerancy in 1808. Cloake's obituary in the Conference minutes describes him as an 'evangelical' preacher with a gift for 'public and social prayer'. His circuit ministry was exercised principally in the south-west of England

He superannuated in 1840 after suffering from a paralytic seizure. Cloake attended the Conference of 1846 in Bristol but fell seriously ill and died soon after.

Source: Hill's Arrangement 1841 and Minutes of Conference 1846

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