Barley, Charles Edward (1851-1888)


Charles was baptised on 20 April 1851 at Wereham, Norfolk. He was born at Gorleston, Suffolk to mother Ann. Ann later married James Taylor, a shepherd, and the family lived at Fincham, Norfolk.

Charles worked as a wheelwright and carpenter before entering the ministry.

Charles was President of the New Zealand Conference in 1883.

He married Mary Ann King (1850-1950) in the spring of 1878 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. They had two children.

  • Myrtle (1884-1952) – married Ernest Glanville Hicks in 1909
  • Acacia (1886-1976) – married Leonard Saywell Tarrant in 1910

Charles died on 7 October 1888 at Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand


  • 1875 Mansfield
  • 1880 Oamaru (NZ)
  • 1881 Dunedin II
  • 1882 Thames
  • 1885 disappears


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

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