John Crosby (1754-1816)
John Crosby was born in Whitby, Yorkshire. He was converted at the age of 21 through the ministry of an evangelical clergyman at Pickering. Crosby entered the itinerancy in 1783 and served circuits in England and Scotland until superannuation in 1811 to Bradford, Yorkshire. He spent the last two years of his life as a supernumary in Bristol.
While stationed in the Keighley circuit ((1805-07), Crosby witnessed and contributed to the great revival of 1806 which took place in Yeadon.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1816, An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers...1739-1818, compiled by Kenneth Garlick and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)