Robert Hopkins (1758-1827)
Robert Hopkins was born in Devizes, Wiltshire. He was converted at the age of 17 and became a local preacher a short time later. His enthusiasm attracted John Wesley's attention and he entered the itinerancy in 1781. His circuit ministry was exercised principally in the North of England and he was still preaching until a few days before his death on 24 February 1827.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1819 and Minutes of Conference 1827