Bywater, Alfred a young English Methodist preacher, was born at Sheffield in 1809, and was converted in early life. He became a local preacher; but in 1836 began to itinerate in the New Connection. Two years sufficed to break down his health; he returned to Sheffield, hoping to recover, that he might 'preach the Gospel, but his work was done. He died March 4,1839, a probationer. See Minutes of the British Conference.