A transcription of an obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T. Greenfield is attached. Greenfield writes; “ The efficient and effectual discharge of his pastoral duties, was with him a matter of great concernment; and to this he made every thing else subservient. His reading, his study, his private devotions, and his fire-side conversation, were all made to bear on this all-absorbing object. He studied to show Himself approved, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. He was skilfull as “a teacher of babes;” and his attention to them, both in public and private, was a marked feature in his character. He was persevering in his application, but regular at the same time, being careful to preserve his health, which had been doubtful from his first entrance on his ministerial duty.”
William was born in 1812 at Keyingham, Yorkshire, to parents Thomas and Hannah. He was baptised on 2 February 1812 at Keyingham.
He married Sarah Huntingdon on 7 May 1837 at Amcotts, Lincolnshire.
William died on 22 March 1840 at Thirsk, Yorkshire. He was buried at Amcotts, Lincolnshire on 30 March 1940.
- 1833 Hull
- 1834 Westgate
- 1835 Sunderland
- 1838 S Shields
- 1839 Ripon
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1841/35
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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