Lancelot was born in 1824 at Gateshead Fell, Co. Durham, to parentsJoseph, a collier (1841), and Elizabeth.
Lancelot worked as a coal miner before entering the ministry.
He married Margaret Milner (1821-1879) in the summer of 1852 at Houghton le Spring, Co. Durham. They had two sons.
- Joseph William (1856-1900) – a clerk
- Lancelot (1858-1907) – labourer
Lancelot died in 1869 at Beechwood, Victoria, Australia.
Lancelot became a Presbyterian minister after leaving the PM church in Australia.
- 1848 Faringdon
- 1849 Reading
- 1851 Newbury
- 1853 Brinkworth
- 1855 Melbourne, Australia
- 1856 Bendigo
- 1858 Melbourne
- 1861 Geelong
- 1862 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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