Anyone researching the Whatcoat family history will inevitably come across the name of Richard Whatcoat (1736-1806). He was born in Quinton, Gloucestershire in England, moved to Darlaston in the industrial Black Country of the West Midlands and eventually became a Methodist Preacher, moving to America in 1784 to ordain his good friend Francis Asbury on behalf of John Wesley. The story of Richard Whatcoat is told on my website www.francisasbury.org. Any additional information would be most welcome, either on this site or alternatively (or in addition) on www.francisasbury.org. Thanks for reading this, please get in touch if you are related to Richard Whatcoat.