Elford, Charles Edward (1851-1930)


Charles was born in 1851 at Hinksey, Oxfordshire, to parents Charles Elford, a retired PM minister, and Priscilla Buckingham.

Before entering the ministry, Charles was a shoemaker.

He married Julia Mary Le Patournel (1856-1940) in Guernsley circa 1887. Census returns identify two children,

  • Adele Lambert (1888-1966) – a district nurse (1939)
  • Ellice Le Patournel (1888-1965) – an administrator (1939)

Charles died in late 1930 at Fareham, Hampshire.


  • Sunderland
  • 1874 Deal
  • 1875 Portsmouth
  • 1876 disappears
  • In 1881 he is a PM minister in Guernsey
  • transfers to Congregational ministry
  • Deal – dates unknown
  • Ventnor – dates unknown
  • 1893 Fordham
  • 1896 Bulford
  • 1902-1923 Avebury


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

Surman index id: 8149

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: I suspect that there is a typographic error in Leary giving the second initial as G rather than E.

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