Country squire and committed PM. He was converted when working as a solicitor in Sunderland. On inheriting Bavington Hall in the Tyne Valley in 1828, he threw in his lot with the PMs and became not only a sincere and generous patron, but also a preacher within the enormous Hexham Circuit and a warm advocate of temperance and Sunday Schools. He is said to have enjoyed a Camp Meeting with as much zest as his shepherd or ploughman. His son showed no inclination to continue supporting the PMs, but Shafto's patronage was of much importance in their pioneering days in Tynedale.