Bailey, William Metherall
Bailey, William Metherall an English Methodist preacher, was a native of Cornwall, being born at Thorne, Jacobstow, May 21, 1795. He was vivacious and blithesome in youth, and when converted, about the age of twenty, he was as lively and active in the service of God. He joined Mr. O'Bryan, and began to itinerate in 1818, and for fifty-two years he did the work of an evangelist in many of the Bible Christian circuits. He was a simple, earnest, self-denying, faithful pastor and preacher, and many souls were the fruit of his. ministry. He closed a long and useful life at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, March 2, 1873. See Minutes of the Conference, 1873.