William McKittrick (1775-1858)
William McKittrick was born at Belfast and was converted at the age of nineteen, whereupon he felt constrained to leave home. He moved to Liverpool and entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1803. McKittrick experienced some persecution, which included being placed under military arrest while preaching in Bolton in 1812.
His circuit ministry was exercised in the North of England. He superannuated in 1839, first to Preston, then Colne, Bingley and Altrincham.
His Conference obituary describes him as 'ever courteous; and, while diligent in all patoral duty, especially and habitually attentive to the poor and the afflicted'.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1858 and Hill's Arrangement 1853