Dolman, William (1815-1889)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861
Copy provided by Steven Carter

William was born in 1815 at Lynn, Norfolk to parents John and Phebe. He was baptised on 9 April 1815 at Kings Lynn.

Ministry

William undertook his ministry almost exclusively in East Anglia.

His obituary records; ‘He was not given to self praise and the habit of keeping himself and his work to the front. He plodded on and on and left the public notification of his labours to other narrators.’

Family

He married Maria Goldsmith (1821-1895) in 1844 in the Depwade Registration District. Census returns identify three children.

  • Phillip William (1845-1917) – a farmer
  • John (b1847)
  • Thomas (1851-1927) – a life assurance agent

William died on 26 December 1889 at Pulham St Mary Magdalen, Norfolk

Circuits

  • 1835 Lynn
  • 1836 Norwich
  • 1837 Fakenham
  • 1838 Wangford
  • 1839 Rockland
  • 1841 Upwell
  • 1842 N Walsham
  • 1843 Hadleigh
  • 1844 Norwich
  • 1846 Stowmarket
  • 1847 Eye
  • 1848 Diss
  • 1849 Wangford
  • 1851 Colchester
  • 1854 Norwich ll
  • 1856 Lynn
  • 1857 Yarmouth
  • 1858 Ely
  • 1859 N Walsham
  • 1862 Downham
  • 1865 Brandon
  • 1867 Fakenham
  • 1871 Yarmouth
  • 1874 Swaffham
  • 1876 Wangford
  • 1878 Wymondham (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861; 1891/115

PM Minutes 1890/17

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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