Alston, Nathaniel an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Preston, Lancashire, in 1812. He was converted young; became a local preacher at the age of sixteen; entered the ministry in 1834; became a supernumerary after forty-one years of active service; retired to Fareham, and died of paralysis, Aug. 7, 1878. He was a close student, an original, evangelical preacher, a man of penetration, although, timid. See Minutes of Conf. (Lond. 1879), p. 12.