Appleton, William an English Wesleyan minister, was born May 17,1779. He was converted while young, and began his itinerant labors in 1810 at Brighton, continuing them at Sheffield and Rochester. He died June 21, 1817, from injuries received while riding. Mr. Appleton was an exemplary Christian and devoted minister. See West. Meth. Mag. 181, p. 721, 801; Smith, Hist. of Methodism, iii , 16,17.