Bootman, Charles, an English Methodist preacher, was born at Lynn, Norfolk, in 1802, in bumble life, but was brought up among the Wesleyans, and converted to God in his eighteenth year. He labored hard as a class leader and local preacher till 1849, when the division took place which led to a society being formed of Methodist reformers. Mr. Bootman was the minister of the society at Lynn until 1855, when it united with the New Connection. He travelled in only four circuits, and was happy and useful in his work. His last circuit was Gloucester, where he labored for only a few months, but preached till within two days of his death, which occurred Dec. 8, 1860. He published a tract on the Conversion of the Masses. See Minutes of the Conferences.