Tucker, Edwin (1841-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.J.

Mr. Edwin Tucker, of Deanlands, Basingstoke Circuit, passed away on Friday, June 6th, aged seventy years, having been a member and local preacher of our Church over fifty years. Converted as a youth, he began to preach, and continued for forty years on the Sturminster Newton Circuit, where he gave the ground and assisted in erecting a Chapel at East Orchard  —the services having been held in his father’s house for many years. 

On leaving for Basingstoke some thirteen years ago an illuminated address was presented to him, testifying to his loyalty to conscience, his amiable and social disposition, the mental and spiritual inspiration of his ministry, and his intense godliness of character. During his thirteen years’ residence within the Basingstoke Circuit he entered heartily into the work, his practical interest in Sarum Hill Church finding expression in constant and very generous gifts. 

His affliction was a long one, but his mind was clear, his faith strong, his vision unclouded, and his experience of the things of God deep and real. To Mrs. Tucker the circuit extends its warmest sympathy.


Edwin was born in late 1841 at Stour Provost, Dorset, to parents Luke Tucker, a dairyman (1851), and Mary Warren.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Edwin.

  • 1861 farmer’s son
  • 1871 dairyman
  • 1881 farmer of 266 acres employing 2 labourers and one boy 
  • 1891 farmer’s son
  • 1901 farmer
  • 1911 farmer

He married Maria Read (1845-1926) in early 1869 in the Shaftsbury Registration District, Dorset.

Edwin died on 6 June 1913 at Dean Lands farm, Hook, Winchfield, Hampshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/832

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