William Hunter (1728-97)
William Hunter was born in the village of Placey, Northumberland. He was greatly affected by the preaching of Christopher Hopper in 1744 and was finally converted. Hunter began to preach locally and founded a small society before entering the itinerancy in 1767.
His active circuit ministry was exercised in the North of England and Scotland. He superannuated in 1794, first to Hexham and then Alnwick where he died a few days after preaching his last sermon.
Source: Methodist Memorial by Charles Atmore (London 1871), 110-116, and An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers...1739-1818, compiled by Kenneth Garlick