Batten, William a minister in connection with the British Wesleyan Conference, was one of the firstfruits of Methodism in North Wales, and there entered the labors of the itinerancy in 1804, retiring in 1843. Batten possessed shrewdness and sagacity, was of a cheerful disposition, and knew the reality of an experimental religion. He was chairman of the North Wales District for several years. He died at Llansantffread,. Sept. 1, 1864, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1865, p. 11.