William Collins (d.1797)
William Collins entered the itinerancy in 1767. The first two years of his ministry were spent in Northern Ireland which may indicate that he was himself of Irish extraction. He withdrew from the travelling ministry in 1770 but re-entered the following year. From 1773 he was appointed to English circuits, mainly in the North of England. He apparently died in 1797 while stationed in the Diss circuit. There does not however appear to be an obituary in the Conference minutes which is unusual.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1900 [list of ministers who had died in the work] and Kenneth Garlick, An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers and Missionaries, and the stations to which they were appointed 1739-1818