For some years past, the Lord, I trust, has been pleased to open the ears of a great many people by the ministry of the Rev. Mr Ingham before-mentioned, Mr William Batty and some others in Pendle Forest, Pay Thorn, Sladeburne Clapham parish. Dent, Winchley Dale, Rossendale, Kerbay Steven, Burtree, all of these, I think, except the first in the north-west of Yorkshire from hence. By these men, the Lord hath visited Kendal, Roundthwaite, and other places in Westmorland. There are, I believe, many lively members of the Lord Jesus in these places.
From a letter from W Grimshaw to Dr Gillies, July 1754.