Bowler, John a preacher of the United Methodist Free Church, was born at Newcastle- under-Lyme in 1833. Being left an orphan when young, he entered the Methodist Sunday-school, became a teacher, and was converted under Mr. W. Lawton's preaching. He was a local preacher some years, entered the ministry of the Methodist Free Church in 1863, and for eleven years occupied good circuits. He was a diligent student, good preacher, and useful pastor. He died at Launceston in 1874. See Minutes of the 19th Annual Assembly.