Jacob Stanley (1776-1851)
Jacob Stanley was born at Alnwick, Northumberland. He was converted at the age of eleven and after moving to London, began to preach locally. He entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1797 and exercised an active circuit ministry for fifty years. Stanley served as President of Conference in 1845. He was an opponent of the dominance of Jabez Bunting.
Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Methodist Magazine 1851, 913-914.