Batty, Thomas an English Methodist preacher, was born in 1793 at Plessey, Northumberland. He was converted at the age of fifteen, and entered the itinerant ministry of the New Connection in 1818. He travelled in seventeen circuits, and, though neither learned nor accomplished, was a successful soul-winner in every circuit. Illness prostrated him in 1843, and he retired to the city of Ripon, where he died peacefully, March 30, 1844. See Minutes of the Conference, 1844.