Crisp, Robert (1846-1913)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
Mr Robert Crisp, the senior Circuit Steward of the Sheffield Sixth Circuit, loves Primitive Methodism root and branch. He is unfalteringly loyal to the doctrines, polity and traditions of our Church. He is a man of stalwart personality, of deep strong convictions, of indomitable will and purpose. When he puts his hand to the plough he goes on to the end. He is a villager born. He came to Sheffield forty-three years ago, from the little village of East Rudham in the Docking Circuit. And through a long number of years he has served the Church as Class-leader, Sunday School and Trust Secretary; and also as Circuit Steward, with marked efficiency and fidelity. He is a Circuit Steward with genuine Circuit interests; the work of the Circuit in all its branches is laid on his heart, while his sympathies are broad enough to include a living interest in the progress of our Church at large.
Family and other information
Robert was born abt 1846 at East Rudham, Norfolk, to parents Samuel and Ann. Samuel was a blacksmith.
Robert followed his father’s trade as a blacksmith.
Robert married Caroline Hammond (abt1844-1906) in early 1866 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four children.
- Lucy Caroline (b abt1867) – may be Caroline Lucy
- Ann (b1869) – married Arthur Dixon, a steel moulder
- Alice (1872-1893)
- Eliza (1874-1905)
Robert died in late 1913 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/608
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers