Richard Treffrey (1771-1842)
Richard Treffrey was born at Newton near St Austell, Cornwall, and entered the itinerancy in 1792. A self-taught man, Treffrey was a prolific writer who produced many published sermons, tracts and several biographies including the standard life of Joseph Benson. He was elected President of Conference in 1833 and in 1838 was appointed house governor of the newly established Hoxton Theological Insititute.
Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974)