William Lord (1791-1873)
William Lord was born in Bacup, Lancashire.
He was converted as a boy under the influence of the minister William Edward Miller.
Lord entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1811 and quickly displayed conspicuous ability. He served as President of the Canadian Conference in 1834 and represented the British Church at the American General Conference in 1835.
From 1843 to 1857 he was governor of Woodhouse Grove School and was instrumental in an elargement of the premises.
Lord superannuated in 1861 and died Manningham near Bradford on January 20 1873.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1873 and Hill's Arrangement 1869