Bickerdike, William (1810-1894)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1859 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1859
Copy provided by Steven Carter

William was born on 5 Dec 1810 at Kippax, Yorkshire. His father was John Bickerdike.


In 1835, on the Lisburn Circuit in Ireland an extensive religious awakening took place, more especially in the neighbourhood of Ballynacoy, through the Divine blessing on the labour of William Bickerdike, a minister of the Primitive Methodists. Such crowds attended the services that no house available could accommodate them, therefore many of the meetings were held in the open air, and scores of persons were converted to God.


William married Mary (1806-1857), daughter of Samuel Hay, on 8 July 1844 at St James, Manchester.

He married Maria Cox (1829-1910) in 1867 at Bridgewater, Somerset. They had one daughter.

  • Florence Maria (1868-1952)

William died on 28 February 1894 at Glastonbury, Somerset.


  • 1833 Oswestry
  • 1834 Shrewsbury
  • 1838 Bishops Castle
  • 1840 Coventry
  • 1843 Kidderminster
  • 1845 Burland
  • 1848 Darlaston
  • 1849 W Bromwich
  • 1851 Newcastle under Lyme
  • 1854 Shrewsbury
  • 1856 Belfast
  • 1859 Glasgow
  • 1861 Lisburn
  • 1864 Glastonbury
  • 1866 Marden
  • 1869 Dover
  • 1871 Cardiff (Sup)
  • 1872 Glastonbury


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1857/570 (wife)

PM Minutes 1894/9 Church 1830’s

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers



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