Close, Titus, an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Hanley, in the Potteries, June 10, 1795. His youth was that of a vagabond in the literal and moral sense: but in 1815 he was deeply convicted under Methodist preaching, and was converted at St. Astell. He soon commenced preaching, and on Nov. 2, 1819, embarked as a missionary to India. He labored at, Madras, visiting other points, until failing health compelled him to return home. In England he worked in the pastorate until his constitution utterly broke down. He died at Croft, near Darlington, June 10, 1833. He was "a willing servant of the Lord and the Church." See Minutes of the British Conference, 1833; Wesleyan Meth. Magazine, 1835, p. 401 sq.