Printed by J. Bennett, Redruth, 1801
William Thoresby was admitted as a Methodist preacher on trial in 1786 and went as a Methodist missionary to Newfoundland between 1796 and 1798. Thoresby's 'Narrative' recalls his early life and trip to Newfoundland, which he published on his return in 1799.
Thoresby became a Methodist minister in Redruth District in 1801; the following years he spent ministering to Plymouth Dock District. He died early, in 1806.