Secretaries of Conference

Whilst each Conference elected a President and a Secretary, until 1842 the identity of the persons taking those positions is not generally recorded in the Minutes of Conference.

Year    Secretary

1825   Hugh Bourne

1826   Hugh Bourne

1829   Hugh Bourne

1834   John Hallam

1837   William Garner

1841   William Carthy

1842   William Harland

1843   John Bywater

1844   William Garner

1845   William Garner

1846   John Bywater

1847   Samuel Tillotson

1848   Emerson Muschamp Esq

1849   William Sanderson

1850   John Bywater

1851   John Brownson

1852   William Harland

1853   John Petty

1854   John Day

1855   Phillip Pugh

1856   William Harland

1857   William Garner

1858   John Garner 

1859   William Lister

1860   John Brownson

1861   William Lister

1862   William Lister

1863   James Garner

1864   William Harland

1865   William Rowe

1866   Thomas Jackson

1867   Phillip Pugh

1868   Robert Smith

1869   Charles Smallman

1870   William Lister

1871   Thomas Whitehead

1872   Thomas Southron

1873   John Dickenson

1874   Thomas Whittaker

1875   Robinson Cheeseman

1876   William Cutts

1877   John Atkinson

1878   Robert Smith

1879   Joseph Wood

1880   John Barfoot

1881   Thomas Smith

1882   Thomas Southron

1883   John Hallam

1884   William Graham

1885   James Travis

1886   John Wenn

1887   George Seaman

1888   James Jackson           

1889   William Goodman

1890   John Watson

1891   Robert Bryant

1892   Thomas H Hunt

1893   Thomas Mitchell

1894   Francis Rudd

1895   Richard S Blair

1896   Edwin Dalton

1897   James P Langham

1898   Charles Spivey

1899   David S Prosser

1900   Robert Jones

1901   John Welford

1902   Paul Peacock

1903   John D Thompson

1904   William A Hammond

1905   William A French

1906   Joseph Yearsley

1907   Jonathan Goldthorpe

1908   Benjamin Fell

1909   Joseph Johnson

1910   William Barker

1911   Henry Carden

1912   Arthur Beavan          

1913   Joseph C Mantripp

1914   Jeremiah S White

1915   William Mainprize

1916   George G Martindale                        

1917   George Trusler

1918   George Armstrong

1919   Wilson Eccles

1920   John B Evans

1921   Bartholomew Haddon                     

1922   James W Cotton

1923   Arthur Wilkes

1924   James S Nightingale

1925   Charles Humble

1926   John Holland

1927   Ernest Barrett

1928   Frederick Hobson

1929   Joseph Grainger

1930   Arthur Wood

1931   William Upright

1932   Tom Robson

References

B A Barber, A Methodist Pageant, 1932, p309

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