Day, Daniel (1820-1904)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1873
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1873

Daniel was born in 1820 at Eastbury. He was converted as a young man at the Primitive Methodist  chapel in his village.

Ministry

Daniel’s obituary records that he was an acceptable preacher; his strong clear voice causing those ‘hard of hearing’ to anticipate his Sundays with satisfaction.

Never brilliant – after that artificial order which brings some so conspicuously to the front, yet – what was far better, his godly life, his sincere devotion to Christ and His church, his staunch fidelity to every conviction of truth and righteousness, his unsullied reputation, his steady conscious pursuit and fortitude amid afflictions grievous to be borne, gives him a place among those ‘who are the salt of the earth, and the lights of the world.’

Family

Daniel married Mary Mardon (1822-1854) in the spring of 1852 at Weymouth, Dorset. Census returns identify one child. (Note: Mary’s obituary records that she died three weeks after giving birth to her second child.)

  • Jemima Jane (b1853)

Daniel married Selina Gill (1830-1865) in the summer of 1855 at Sherborne, Dorset. Census returns identify one child.

  • Clarissa (1858-1944) – a housekeeper

Daniel married Elizabeth (b abt 1848) Census returns identify one child.

  • Arthur Beaumont (1875-1945) – an insurance agent

Daniel died on 24 March 1904 at Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Circuits

  • 1844 Windsor
  • 1845 Shefford
  • 1846 Lymington
  • 1847 Andover
  • 1848 Bishop Waltham
  • 1849 Weymouth
  • 1851 Corfe Castle
  • 1853 Cirencester
  • 1854 Sherborne
  • 1855 Basingstoke
  • 1857 Hawksbury Upton
  • 1858 Brinkworth
  • 1859 Sherborne
  • 1861 Bagshot
  • 1862 Deal & Dover
  • 1864 Brighton
  • 1865 Sheerness & Milton
  • 1869 Marden
  • 1870 Maidstone
  • 1872 Buckingham
  • 1874 Ramsey
  • 1875 Kelsale (Sup)
  • 1886 Redhill
  • 1889 Maidenhead

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855/126 (Mary); 1873 (portrait); 1905/155

PM Minutes 1904/17

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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  • This page was modified on 31 January 2018 to add a transcription of the obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 1905.

    By Geoff Dickinson (31/01/2018)

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