Edwards, Henry (d1843)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by S. Loxton

DIED, September 29, 1843, at Maidstone, in Kent, Henry Edwards. He was converted to God at Purton, in Wiltshire, through the labours of the Primitive Methodist Connexion: of which he was a preacher for about seven years. During these years he had to pass through sharp conflicts, which he sustained with remarkable fortitude. 

His demeanour was humble, affable, and peaceable, and his labours generally acceptable to the people, many of whom much lament his departure, especially at Maidstone, where he was stationed for two years. 

He was much attached to the following lines:

“To the cross as my hope and my refuge I turn.
Redeemer and friend, ever tender and true,
Permit me to call thee with certainty mine,
And triumphant I’ll bid life’s poor pleasures adieu, :
While I rest on thy bosom, thou Saviour divine.”

He referred us to them in his last moments, and gave us repeated testimonies as he expired that he was sweetly falling asleep in Jesus.

Family

Henry died on 29 September 1843 at Maidstone, Kent.

I have not been able to identify any further details about Henry in online records. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Circuits

  • 1837 York
  • 1838 Scotter
  • 1939 not shown
  • 1841 Hull

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1844/159

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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