Phelps, Jane (1792-1879)

Research notes

Kendall records Jane as being from Shadwell, in London, and active in London Primitive Methodism.

The 1841 census return records Jane as a preacher of the Gospel in Folkton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, aged 45.

There is a marriage in Q4, 1842 for a Jane Phelps at Hull, Yorkshire, which could explain her leaving the travelling ministry. This was possibly to Isaac Burnham (abt1793-1854) on 11 November 1842. 

Jane and Isaac are living at Preston, Yorkshire at the time of the 1851 census. Staying with them is Rev. James R Parkinson, a PM minister.

If this is the correct Jane, She was born abt1792 at Calne, Wiltshire and died on 12 September 1879 at Preston, East Riding, Yorkshire. I have not been able to identify an online record of her baptism in Wiltshire.


  • 1839 Hull
  • 1842 Brigg
  • 1843 disappears


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

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p261

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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