Hugh Brown (d.1781)
Hugh Brown was a prominent Irish preacher, who on at least one occasion came close to losing his life at the hands of anti-Methodists. He was forced to withdraw from the itinerancy in 1778 through ill health.
His brother George was one of the preachers appointed by John Wesley to in the 'Legal Hundred' in the Deed of Declaration of 1784.
Source: C.H. Crookshank, History of Methodism in Ireland (1885-1888)