Samuel Rowbotham (1755-1821)
Samuel Rowbotham was a silk throwster of Macclesfield in Cheshire. He joined the Wesleyans at an early age and was a devout member for the rest of his life. Despite this commitment, Rowbotham was also a firm adherent of the Church of England. In 1780 he was appointed one of the first trustees of Sunderland Street Chapel in Macclesfield.
Source: Methodist Magazine 1822, 138 and The History of Methodism in Macclesfield by Revd. B. Smith (London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1875), 150.