Crashaw, John an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Cheetham Hill, Manchester; in 1811. He was converted at seventeen, appointed to his first circuit in 1834, to his last (Kettering) in 1869, and died suddenly, May 22, 1870. He wrote, Important Truths in Simple Verse: — Lectures to Children (Lond. 1853, 18mo): — Conversations about Wesley: — Facts about Boys for Boys. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1870, page 34.