Causer, Joseph (1816-1881)
Joseph was born on 25 September 1816 at Norton, Shropshire. In his early years Joseph was religiously disposed and was inclined to join with the Society of Friends. However, the conversion of his mother through the Primitive Methodists led him to attend their services and ultimately resulted in his own conversion. Joseph went on the plan in 1838.
He wrote on his own copy of the plan; ‘The first plan my name ever appeared on. O Lord help me to live to Thee, and to be useful.’
Joseph married Elizabeth Jane Woodford (1821-1860) on 1 January 1847 at East Orchard, Dorset. Census returns identify three children.
- Sarah (1851-1921) – married William Edmund Tubb, a miller and farmer
- Mary Jane (1854-1924) – married John Fleming, a PM minister and later a Congregational Minister
- Jeremiah Woodford (1856-1944) – Congregational Minister; later secretary and editor of Central Sunday Closing Association
Joseph married Bessey Mitchell (1811-1892) in 1862 at Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Joseph died on 26 July 1881 at Monmouth.
- 1843 Hereford
- 1844 Motcombe
- 1845 St Austell
- 1846 Wimborne
- 1847 Poole
- 1849 Andover
- 1851 Stratford
- 1859 Chippenham
- 1856 Salisbury
- 1862 St Day
- 1864 Stroud
- 1867 Radstock
- 1870 Monmouth & Lydbrook
- 1873 Monmouth & Lydbrook (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1860/566 (Elizabeth); 1869/385 (portrait);1882/180
PM Minutes 1882/7
W Leary,Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers