Fox, Edward Portrey (1867-1923)


Edward was born in the spring of 1867 at Paulton, Somerset, to parents William, a coal miner, and Jane.

Before entering the ministry Edward worked as a coal miner. His marriage record describes him as an assurance agent. The 1901 census records Edward as a coal miner and in 1911 he was working as a colliery examiner.

He married Phyliss Harvey (1868-1948) on 16 August 1891 at St. Luke, Bedminster, Gloucestershire. Census returns and birth records identify five children.

  • Mabel Jane (1893-1964) – a school teacher (1939)
  • William John (1896-1966) – a school teacher (1939)
  • Stanley (b1899) – served in RAF in WW1; a school teacher (1939)
  • Thomas (b1903)
  • Edward Ronald (1912-1982) – a school teacher (1939)

Edward died on 10 September 1923 at Penzance, Cornwall.


  • 1890 Penzance
  • 1892 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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