Carlton, William an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Sutton-in-the-Forest, Yorkshire. His parents, who were members of the Established Church, trained him piously, and, when fifteen, he began to attend the old Methodist chapel in York, walking every Sunday from Sutton to that city (eight miles), to attend class. He entered the ministry in 1808; was a faithful and useful preacher; retired to Hull in 1842; removed to York in 1845; and died Dec. 10, 1855. In his early ministry he almost totally lost his hearing by crossing the Derbyshire hills during a great snowstorm. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1856.