Brackenbury, Robert Care
Brackenbury, Robert Care, an English gentleman of wealth and family, one of the earliest Wesleyan Methodist ministers, was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1752. After studying at St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge, with the intention of entering the Established Church, he was converted, and joined the Methodist Society. He frequently itinerated in company with Mr. Wesley, who esteemed him highly, and in 1782 was sent as preacher to the Channel Islands. In 1789 he returned to England, and continued his eminently useful ministry in different parts of the country until his death, Aug. 11, 1818. See Raithby Hall, or Memorial Sketches of Robert Cuar Bruckenlbury, Esq. (Lond. 1859).