Chapman, Samuel (1798-1867)
Samuel was born at Heckington, Lincolnshire on 6 March 1798 to parents Joseph Chapman and Ann Bowles. He was baptised on 21 June 1810 at Hecklington, aged 12, along with 6 other siblings.
Petty records that ‘Samuel and a colleague preached at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on a few occasions in 1839, but that the persecution that befell him and his colleague caused them to relinquish the place.’
Samuel registered a chapel in a converted house in Magdalen Street, Colchester in 1824. The following year it was recorded as having 19 members, being part of the Norwich circuit.
Further information about Samuel’s ministry can be found on a page prepared by Norma Virgoe.
Samuel married Sarah Wilkinson (1805-1873) on 26 June 1828 at Wickersley, Yorkshire. Record identify seven children.
- Job (b1830)
- Joseph (1832-1922) – a joiner; emigrated to Canada in 1883
- Sarah Ann (1836-1881) – married William Chafers, a groom
- Alice Jane (1839-1887) – married Frederick William Heathcote, a tanner
- William (b1843) – a joiner
- Priscilla Elizabeth (1845-1916) – married Edward barber, a tile layer
- Samuel (1848-1902) – a saddle and harness maker; emigrated to Canada in 1886
In retirement Samuel was a bookseller.
Samuel died on 22 February 1867 at Winterton, Lincolnshire.
- 1823 Nottingham
- 1824 Norwich
- 1825 Barnsley
- 1827 Chesterfield
- 1828 Belper
- 1830 Boston
- 1832 Ramsor
- 1834 Hull
- 1835 Oldham
- 1837 New Mills
- 1838 Driffield
- 1839 Hull
- 1842 Malton
- 1843 Jersey
- 1845 Alderney
- 1846 Grimsby
- 1847 Market Rasen
- 1848 Pocklington
- 1850 Brigg
- 1853 Brigg (Sup)
- 1855 Winterton
Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1846, p.193; 1867, p.292
J Petty, The History of the PM Connexion, 1889, p.463
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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