Lindup, Robert (1823-1908)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T Heaton

Mr. Robert Lindup was born on the 12th April, 1823. We gather from his first class ticket that he was converted at Grimsby in 1846, his first class ticket being dated November, 1846. He joined the Revenue service at Grimsby in the year 1839, and was called away to active service in connection with the Russian war in 1854-5. Afterwards he removed to New Holland, in the Barton-on-Humber Circuit, and in 1863 rejoined our church. He seems to have held all the important offices in the New Holland society, including those of Society Steward, Class Leader, and School Superintendent. These offices he held for nearly thirty years.

He was a most consistent Christian, and a loyal Primitive Methodist to the end of his days. He attained to the ripe age of eighty-four, and on the 12th April, 1908, passed peacefully away to bis eternal reward.


Robert was born on 12 April 1823 at Aughara, Ireland. His mother was called Elizabeth.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Robert.

  • 1851 commissioned coastguard
  • 1861 coast guardman
  • 1871 pensioner
  • 1881 grocer
  • 1891 grocer
  • 1901 coastguard pensioner

He married Mary Jane Gover (abt1824-1891) on 5 July 1845 at Holy Trinity, Hull, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Mary Elizabeth (1846-1887)                        
  • William Gover (1852-1914) – a railway lampman (1901)          

Robert died on 12 April 1908 at New Holland, Lincolnshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/653

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