Gee, Abraham (1815-1889)


The report of the Isle of man Circuit March 1840 describes Abraham as follows:
“Abraham Gee, aged 25 years. Single man, travelled 4 years. taken out to travel by the Belper circuit, travelled in Belper, Leicester, Minster, Keighley and Isle of Man circuits, capable of superindending a branch, attentive to discipline, peaceable man, ministerial family visitor, an acceptable preacher, conduct good, successful in the ministry in the conversion of sinners to God, not addicted to long preaching. Preaches a present, free and full salvation with much zeal and usefulness. Reads the minutes of the connexion and gives himself up to the work of the ministry. Not in debt, no smoker of tobacco.”

The reference to his diary below provides a transcription of his journal for the spring of 1840.


Abraham was baptised on 5 February 1815 at St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. His parents were John and Martha.

Abraham Gee married a Manx woman and later settled in Ramsey where he was a Wesleyan local preacher.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Abraham.

  • 1851 glass china & earthenware dealer
  • 1861 clothier outfitter
  • 1871 general dealer
  • 1881 retired general dealer

He married Esther Corlett (abt1814-1884) on 5 July 1842 at Maughold, Isle of Man. Census returns identify two children.

  • Harriet Jane (abt1844-1887)
  • Edward John (b1845)

Abraham died on 16 March 1899 at Ramsey, Isle of Man, and was buried on 18 March 1899 at Lezayre, Isle of Man.


  • 1836 Leicester
  • 1837 Winter
  • 1838 Keighley
  • 1839 Isle of Man
  • 1941 Liverpool
  • 1842 Oswestry
  • 1843 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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