James Thorne was five times president of the conference and fifteen times secretary.
"WILL THORNE (1857-), British Labour politician, was born at Birmingham Oct.
The church of St Mary existed at a very early period, but the present building, chiefly of brick, was erected in 1535 by Robert Thorne, a merchant, and Sir George Monoux, lord mayor of London, and has undergone frequent alteration.
There were present besides O'Bryan one accepted minister - James Thorne - fourteen ministers on trial and fifteen women preachers, a class that was always conspicuous in the denomination.
On O'Bryan's departure, James Thorne, the first fully recognized minister, at whose father's farm the connexion started, became its leader.