Harris, Charles Thomas (1812-1899)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1858 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1858
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Charles was born on 11 March 1812 in Redruth, Cornwall.

Ministry

Charles is particularly associated with Primitive Methodism in Bristol where, during the course of his ministry, he spent a total of 11 years. During his superintendency the Ebenezer Chapel was opened in 1849.

Kendall describes him as an apostolic man.

Family

Charles married Elizabeth Lea on 11 July 1843 in Hereford. She was born on 19 October 1809 at Vowchurch, Herefordshire and died on 21 July 1887 in Hereford.

Charles and Elizabeth had one son.

  • William Lea Harris (1844-1898) – PM Minister

Charles died on 16 January 1899 in Hereford.

Circuits

  • 1834 St Austell
  • 1836 Brinkworth
  • 1837 Bristol
  • 1838 Poole
  • 1840 Hereford
  • 1843 Swansea
  • 1845 Salisbury
  • 1847 Bristol
  • 1850 Stroud
  • 1853 Bath
  • 1855 Bristol
  • 1858 St Ives
  • 1861 Penzance
  • 1863 Pontypool
  • 1866 Bristol
  • 1869 St Ives
  • 1871 Aberdare
  • 1874 Tredegar
  • 1876 Hereford (S)

References

PM World 1899/59; 1900/470

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1858/193 1888/689; 1899/545

PM Minutes 1899/8

Kendall H.B. , Origin and History of the Primitive Methodist Church , vol 2, p 325, p343, p350

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

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