William Driffield

his journal

By Judith Lane

I was interested to read about my Ancestor William Driffield - I am at the moment trying to decipher his journal (a copy of the original written by his mother prior to sending the original to my great uncle William Driffield)  My grandfather Arthur is my direct link to William Driffield and I have lots of family documents.  Plus details of the Reverend Brownsons marriage to Tomasin Driffield (they are my great grandparents according to the census at the time)  Love to know lots more and have lots more to give.

This page was added by Judith Lane on 21/07/2014.
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Assuming I have the correct William Driffield, Leary provides the following information.

b 1 February 1799 at Cleethorpes
d 12 January 1855


  • 1825 Hull
  • 1828 Redruth
  • 18929 St Austell
  • 1833 Redruth
  • 1835 St Ives
  • 1840 Redruth
  • 1842 Brinkworth
  • 1947 Salisbury
  • 1849 Motcombe
  • 1854 Banbury


  • Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855/257
  • PM Minutes of Conference 1855/7

Look forward to you publishing more information in the future.

By Geoff Dickinson
On 21/07/2014

I live in the house which was the manse in Redruth for William Driffield. Also I have a biographical sketch by Oliver Beckerlegg which describes all his ministry.I would love to share that with Judith Lane. God bless Andrew

By Andrew Chapple
On 23/10/2014

William Driffield (1799 - 1855) is my maternal great great grandfather. I was thrilled to find someone who also claims him as an ancestor because I have been able to find nothing regarding his ancestry.  I tried to download the Primitive Methodist Magazine with is obit but was unsuccessful.  Can anyone fill me in on his family (mother/father/siblings)?


By Beverly Owens
On 17/11/2014

I have the family tree for William Driffield.

By judith Lane
On 31/08/2016

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