WM itinerant, born at Sunderland on 4 January 1784. He was descended from a Huguenot family named Pelletier which settled at Robin Hood's Bay after the Edict of Nantes. After more than 40 years in the ministry, in 1846 he went to Lisieux for the sake of his health and died there on 27 February 1847.
His son John M. Pilter (c.1826-1900; e.m. 1856) was in business in France before entering the ministry. He was remembered as being widely read, with fine literary and artistic tastes. Another son, Robert Pilter, was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He went to live at Lisieux in Normandy for his health in 1846 and died there.