William Inman

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1868

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1868

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1902

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1902

1819-1901

By Geoff Dickinson

William was born in 1819 in Dublin, Ireland. His father died when his was young and his mother moved the family to Silsden, Yorkshire where his father had been born.

When nine years old, William was apprenticed to an uncle in the nail and iron trade. His uncle was Superintendent of the PM Sunday School. William was converted aged 15 and became a local preacher when he was 18.

Ministry

His obituary records that he was a powerful preacher – his theme was ‘Christ crucified’. He was a faithful pastor and wise administrator. William spent over 30 years as a superintendent minister.

Family

William married Sarah Baron (1819-1897) in 1844 at Silsden, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one son.

  • Edward (1845-1892) – a commercial traveller (machinery)

William died on 11 September 1901 at Salford, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1840 Preston
  • 1841 Haslingdon
  • 1843 Peel
  • 1844 Ramsey
  • 1845 Stalybridge
  • 1846 Stockport
  • 1848 Liverpool
  • 1851 Bradwell
  • 1854 Bolton
  • 1856 Manchester lll
  • 1858 Manchester ll
  • 1861 Rochdale
  • 1865 Stalybridge
  • 1868 Liverpool ll
  • 1877 Rochdale
  • 1879 Blackburn l
  • 1882 St Helens
  • 1884 Manchester lll (S)
  • 1892 Southport ll
  • 1893 Manchester Vll

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1868 (Portrait); 1900/869 (wife); 1902/467

PM Minutes 1902/18

W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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This page was added by Geoff Dickinson on 15/04/2013.
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This page was modified on 22 June 2017 to add a transcription of William's obituary, published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1902.

By Geoff Dickinson
On 22/06/2017