Barnsdall, Samuel (1836-1859)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

SAMUEL BARNSDALL was born at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire, February 27th, 1836. He had a religious training, and was converted at the age of fourteen years. He henceforth strove to cultivate his heart, improve his mind, and to be useful in the church of Christ.

He was called into the ministry by the Hull 2nd Circuit, and he laboured as a travelling preacher upwards of four years. His preaching abilities were respectable, his efforts to save souls were successful, and he was highly esteemed by most of the friends among whom he was called to toil.

He died of the typhus fever at Louth, November 28th, 1859. He triumphed through the atonement of Jesus, and entered into rest.


Samuel was born on 27 February 1836 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to parents Joseph, a boat builder, and Elizabeth. he was baptised on 13 April 1836 at St Stephen, Sneinton, Nottingham.

The 1851 census describes Samuel as an errand boy.

Samuel died on 28 November 1859 at louth, Lincolnshire.


  • 1855 Patrington
  • 1856 Barton on Humber
  • 1857 Retford
  • 1859 Louth


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1860/193

PM Minutes 1860/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine

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