Bound, Ambrose (1827-1917)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882

Early years

Ambrose was born on 26 December 1827 at Martin, Wiltshire to parents George and Sarah. He was baptised on 27 January 1828 at Martin. George was a carpenter. In 1851 Ambrose was living with his parents working as a carpenter.

Ambrose was brought up as an Anglican, but through the influence of a Primitive Methodist minister’s wife, he made his decision for Christ and joined the Primitive Methodists. He was a hired local preacher for a short time before entering the itinerant ministry.

Ministry

His obituary gives little information about Ambrose’s active ministry except to record he was a delegate to conference on four occasions.

Family

Ambrose married Jane Thomas (1840-1925) in the summer of 1859 at Richmond, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • George J (b1860)
  • Sarah Elizabeth (1862-1872)
  • Minnie (1867-1938) – a governess
  • William (b1874) – a schoolmaster; a tutor a Bourne College in 1917

Ambrose died on 12 December 1917 at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Circuits

  • 1854 St Austell
  • 1855 Baldock
  • 1856 Buckden
  • 1857 Pembroke
  • 1859 Richmond
  • 1860 Newtown
  • 1861 Bristol
  • 1862 Redruth
  • 1863 St Ives
  • 1865 Pillowell
  • 1869 Seend Cove
  • 1870 Chippenham
  • 1872 Pillowell
  • 1876 Tredegar
  • 1878 St Day
  • 1880 Truro
  • 1886 Chipping Norton (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882 (portrait); 1919/73

PM Minutes 1918/248

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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