Couch, William (1832-1917)

Of St Ives.

Christian Messenger 1907

Transcription of ‘Sketch’ in the Christian Messenger

Mr. Couch is a local preacher in St. Ives Circuit, Cornwall. Before he was admitted to full plan, he did much public work as a member of a mission band, conducting evangelistic services, his fine stentorian voice well fitting him for outdoor services. Born in 1832, he was consecrated to God by association with our Church from his earliest days, his membership being recognised since he was sixteen years of age. He has been a class leader and society steward for many years; his numerous family he has sought to train in the way they should go, and not without success.


Family and other information

William was born abt 1832 at St Ives, Cornwall to parents William and Mary. William, senior, was a fisherman. William was baptised on 6 December 1833 at St Ives.

William worked as a fisherman.

William married Mary Tremethic (1827-1905) on 31 May 1855 at St Ives, Cornwall. Census returns identify five children.

  • Anthony (1855-1935) – a fisherman
  • Harriet Thomas (1857-1938) – married George Stevens, a fisherman, in 1878
  • William (b1860) – a fisherman
  • Joel (1863-1946) – a fisherman
  • Elizabeth (b1865)

William died in early 1917 at St Ives, Cornwall.


Christian Messenger 1907/258

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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