Samuel Chapman

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1846

Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1846

Copy provided by Steven Carter. Digital copy available online in Google/More/Books.

1798-1867

By Geoff Dickinson

Samuel was born at Heckington, Lincolnshire on 6 March 1798 to parents Joseph Chapman and Ann Bowles. He was baptised on 21 June 1810 at Hecklington, aged 12, along with 6 other siblings.

Ministry

Petty records that ‘Samuel and a colleague preached at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on a few occasions in 1839, but that the persecution that befell him and his colleague caused them to relinquish the place.’

Samuel registered a chapel in a converted house in Magdalen Street, Colchester in 1824. The following year it was recorded as having 19 members, being part of the Norwich circuit.

Family

Samuel married Sarah Wilkinson (1805-1873) on 26 June 1828 at Wickersley, Yorkshire. Record identify seven children.

  • Job (b1830)
  • Joseph (1832-1922) – a joiner; emigrated to Canada in 1883
  • Sarah Ann (1836-1881) – married William Chafers, a groom
  • Alice Jane (1839-1887) – married Frederick William Heathcote, a tanner
  • William (b1843) – a joiner
  • Priscilla Elizabeth (1845-1916) – married Edward barber, a tile layer
  • Samuel (1848-1902) – a saddle and harness maker; emigrated to Canada in 1886

In retirement Samuel was a bookseller.

Samuel died on 22 February 1867 at Winterton, Lincolnshire.

List of circuits

  • 1823 Nottingham
  • 1824 Norwich
  • 1825 Barnsley
  • 1827 Chesterfield
  • 1828 Belper
  • 1830 Boston
  • 1832 Ramsor
  • 1834 Hull
  • 1835 Oldham
  • 1837 New Mills
  • 1838 Driffield
  • 1839 Hull
  • 1842 Malton
  • 1843 Jersey
  • 1845 Alderney
  • 1846 Grimsby
  • 1847 Market Rasen
  • 1848 Pocklington
  • 1850 Brigg
  • 1853 Brigg (Sup)
  • 1855 Winterton

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1846, p.193; 1867, p.292

J Petty, The History of the PM Connexion, 1889, p.463

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

 Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

This page was added by Jill Barber on 11/07/2012.
Comments about this page

Whilst with the Driffield Circuit he seems to have been in Hertfordshire.  He has registered 5 places in Walkern and in Hertford between Nov 1838 and June 1840.

By Neil Rees
On 30/03/2016

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