William Losee

b. c.1764. A Methodist Episcopal Church itinerant preacher from the Lake Champlain area of New York, he organized the first Methodist circuit in Upper Canada. While visiting relatives in the Bay of Quinté area of Upper Canada he preached a number of sermons, and after a few months the people in the district urged him to ask the New York Conference for a permanent minister. Losee himself was sent, and he set up a circuit by 1791. In 1792 the first Methodist church in Upper Canada was built at Adolphustown, and in that year another preacher from New York joined Losee and the circuit was divided, with Kingston marking the boundary. Losee was only the first of a number of itinerant preachers who came to Canada as a result of the second great American frontier revival.