Crawley, Philip Henry (1844-1886)


Philip was born in 1844 at Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, to parents Thomas, a farmer, and Louisa.

Before entering the ministry, Philip worked as a solicitor’s clerk (1861). After leaving the Primitive Methodist ministry, Philip was a coal merchant and boot & shoe manufacturer (1871) in Hastings.

He married Louisa Jenner (1840-1923) in the spring of 1869 at Hastings, Sussex. Census returns identify two children.

  • Philip William (1871-1941) – a clerk
  • Fanny Louisa (1874-1946) – married Henry Charles Moore Hunwick in 1899

Philip died on 13 January 1886 at Adelaide, South Australia.


  • 1866 Maidstone
  • 1867 Hastings
  • 1868 Croydon
  • 1869 disappears
  • 1873 Bristol Theological Institute (Congregational)
  • 1875 Cannington
  • 1879 Milverton
  • 1881-4 Trinity, Perth, Australia


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

Surman Index id:5460

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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