Bate, Joseph an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Tipton, Staffordshire, Jan. 9, 1824. He united with the Church at the age of fifteen; spent three years (1845-48) at Didsbury College; was appointed in 1848 to the Dist. Circuit; became a supernumerary in 1876; and died at Nantwich, March 6, 1877.
He was a dfiigent reader and an acceptable preacher. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1877, p. 31.