Cranston, Robert an Irish Wesleyan minister, was born in the county Cavan, August 1, 1785. He became a Christian in his eighteenth year, and an itinerant in 1811. After preaching for sixteen years, he retired on account of bodily affliction, and died July 12, 1836. In the Irish Conference of 1816, he, with seven other ministers, was reprehended for administering the Lord's Supper to the people of his charge. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1836; Smith, Hist. of Wesl. Meth. 3:23-25.