Ridley sculpt., c.1800
Miles Martindale was born in Lancashire. He became a Methodist local preacher in 1786 and an itinerant minister in 1789. In later life he came to hold some prestigious appointments, including District Chairman in Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle and York. He also became a school governor, and was something of a writer. He published an elegy on the death of John Wesley in 1791 and, later, a Dictionary of the Holy Bible (1810).
Martindale died suddenly while attending Conference in 1824, a victim of Cholera.