Crown, William (1814-1887)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1862 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1862
Copy provided by Steven Carter

William was born on 29 November 1814 at Hunstanton, Norfolk. His parents were Wesleyan. His obituary records that he grew up a ‘careless youth’. William was converted at the age of 17 and two years later became an exhorter.

He married Frances Dixon (1812-1865) on 27 May 1841 at Illington, Norfolk. Records identify three children.

  • William Dixon (1844-1900) – a grocer
  • Fanny (1846-1901) – a music teacher; married Robert Adams, a farmer and PM local preacher
  • Caroline (1849-1913) – a schoolmistress; married Stephen Francis Bately, a carpenter

William married Harriet Bately (1834-1900) in 1867 in the Blything Registration District, Suffolk. He died on 31 October 1887 at Southtown, Suffolk.

Circuits

  • 1836 Soham (6 mths)
  • 1836 Brandon (18 mths)
  • 1838 Fakenham
  • 1840 Mattishall
  • 1842 Norwich
  • 1844 Brandon
  • 1846 E Dereham
  • 1848 Ely
  • 1850 Wangford
  • 1852 Hadleigh
  • 1854 Norwich
  • 1856 Brandon
  • 1858 Wisbech
  • 1861 Swaffham
  • 1864 Wangford
  • 1867 Ely
  • 1870 Rockland
  • 1872 N Walsham
  • 1877 Yarmouth (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1862 (portrait); 1889/308

PM Minutes 1888/7

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

Note: The journal of William Crown is held at Norfolk Record Office.

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