Thomas Taylor (1738-1816)
Thomas Taylor was born in Rothwell, Yorkshire and entered the itinerancy in 1761. Among the earliest preachers to work in Wales, he later laboured as far afield as Ireland, Scotland and several parts of England in an itinerant career which lasted longer than John Wesley's.
Taylor was ordained for the Wesleyan ministry in 1791 and was president of Conference in 1796 and 1809.
He retired from the active ministry in 1816 and died later that year.
Source: Arminian Magazine 1780, pp.367, 420, Methodist Magazine 1816 p.945 and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, edited by Donald Lewis (1995)