William Stones (1788-1840)
William Stones entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1809 on the recommendation of the Sheffield circuit. There had been concerns about his health but 'his master with whom he served his time [as an apprentice] declared his constitution was good, though he had a delicate appearance.'
The year before he formally entered the itinerancy, Stones had served in the Newbury circuit. After becoming an itinerant Stones exercised an active ministry in the home work until superannuation to the Madeley circuit in 1836.
Source: Hill's Arrangement 1838, manuscript journal of Conference 1840 and manuscript list of Wesleyan Preachers on Trial 1803-1831 (MARC)