Amery, Wadsworth (1841-1892)

Transcription of Obituary published in the Minutes of Conference by Robert Thompson

Wadsworth Amery began his earthly life at Crowle, in Lincolnshire, January 22nd, 1841. He was favoured with a godly parentage and religious training, his parents being for many years pious and useful members of the Primitive Methodist Connexion. His conversion to God, which occurred when he was only eleven years of age, was clear and bright. In the year 1855 he became a local preacher, and in 1861 he entered upon the active duties of the itinerant ministry on the Spalding Mission, and afterwards travelled with acceptance and usefulness at Spilsby, Kelsale, Eynesbury, Maldon, Maidstone, Buckingham, Holborn Hill, Tamworth, Bromyard, Stratford-on-Avon, Cwm, Pillowell, Calne, Faringdon, and Chinnor. When labouring on Calne circuit he had a severe attack of influenza, from which he never fully recovered; but continued to labour in great bodily weakness till within a few months of his death. During the latter part of his affliction he was a great sufferer; but was, nevertheless, patient and resigned. His experience was rich, his evidence clear, and his hope of heaven bright. The final summons came early in the morning, October 10th, 1892, when he entered into the joy of his Lord.


Wadsworth was born on 22 January 1841 at Crowle, Lincolnshire, to parents John, a carrier, and Isabella.

Before entering the ministry Wadsworth was a master mariner.

He married Deborah Bateman (1840-1934) in the summer of 1868 at Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • John Gunson (1869-1951) – an insurance agent (1891)
  • Deborah Cawthorne (abt1874-1946) – a shop assistant (1911)
  • Amy Isabella (1875-1945) – married George Lewis, a quantity surveyor (1911), in 1899

Wadsworth died on 10 October 1892 at Chinnor, Buckinghamshire.


  • 1862 Spalding & Holbeach
  • 1863 Spilsby
  • 1864 Kelsale
  • 1865 Eynesbury
  • 1867 Maldon
  • 1868 Maidstone
  • 1870 Buckingham
  • 1872 Holborn Hill
  • 1874 Tamworth
  • 1879 Bromyard
  • 1882 Stratford
  • 1885 Cwm
  • 1886 Pillowell
  • 1888 Calne
  • 1890 Faringdon
  • 1891 Chinnor


PM MinutesĀ 1893/6

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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