Andrews, Frederick Richard (1837-1928)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1892
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1929
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1929

Early years

Frederick was born in 1837 at Church Stretton, Shropshire. His mother, Elizabeth was a dressmaker.


Frederick was the Secretary of the District Building and Publishing Committees.

His obituary records that, in his day, Frederick was among the most eloquent, powerful and popular of our preachers and speakers. In the Black Country in particular, he attracted large congregations.

His style was attractive; he had a chaste and vigorous vocabulary and an appearance that commended him to audiences. The substance of his message was always evangelical, and he was, by temperament and taste, a cultured evangelist.

He was a diligent pastor and also did his fair share of erecting new structures and liquidating debts.


Frederick authored the following.

  • The glory of old age – a pamphlet
  • Care for the young – a pamphlet
  • A bright light in a dark place; or, eminent piety in the Black Country, as exemplified in the life of Mrs. Philip Lloyd of Bilston, 1873
  • Yet, 1897 – a volume of sermons


Frederick married Elizabeth Anne Prosser (1843-1929) in the spring of 1866 in the Wellington Registration District, Shropshire. She was the daughter of Rev James Prosser. Census returns identify six children.

  • Jabez Edward (1867-1894) – a messenger (1891)
  • Frederick Prosser (b1869 – a teacher of music (1901)
  • Mary Elizabeth (b abt1873) – a dressmaker (1901); married William Ernest Lloyd, an auctioneer (1911), in 1901
  • Alice Prosser (1875-1975) – a dressmaker prior to marriage to Frederick Joseph Bradley in 1903; a domestic nurse (1911); married Harry Daniels in 1943
  • John Milton (1878-1975) – a joiner & organist; emigrated to USA
  • Ada Annie (b abt1881)

Frederick died on 10 July 1928 at Hessle, Yorkshire.


  • 1860 Brierley Hill
  • 1861 Ludlow
  • 1863 Tunstall
  • 1865 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1867 Brierley Hill
  • 1868 Darlaston
  • 1870 Bilston
  • 1873 Old Hill
  • 1876 W Bromwich
  • 1880 Sheffield ll
  • 1883 Liverpool l
  • 1885 Walworth
  • 1889 Kilburn
  • 1891 North Bow
  • 1894 Bromsgrove
  • 1895 Brierley Hill
  • 1899 Peaton Stand
  • 1901 Hull V (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1892/384; 1929/181

PM Minutes 1929/253

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Note: In some records his first name is spelt Frederic


Comments about this page

  • He is my great great grandfather through my mother’s line. He also fathered a child (Frederick Herbert) with his maid Fanny Herbert who was from West Bromwich. He denied this at the time in two libel court cases brought about by the family of Fanny and he did not contribute to the financial needs of the child’s upbringing
    I am a DNA match to a dependent of Fanny proving that he was a liar and a hypocrite.

    By David Hearn (04/07/2020)

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