Engraved by H(?) C Balding, Mid 1800s
Engraving of Revd. Morley Punshon, L.L.D. (1824-1881). Punshon was born into a Methodist family in Doncaster and he first became a local preacher in 1840. After training at (Methodist) Richmond College, he obtained an appointment at Hinde Street, London in 1858.
Punshon was a good preacher and lecturer who raised a great deal of funding for Methodism, and he was appointed to the Methodist Legal Hundred in 1859. In the 1860s, Punshon travelled, including to Canada, where he eventually served as President of the Canadian Methodist Conference between 1868 and 1873. Here, he was involved in a number of high-profile church building projects and was awarded the L.L.D. degree from Victoria University.
After his return to England, Punshon was elected President of the Wesleyan Conference in 1874.