Hancock, Edmund (1816-1883)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1872
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1872

Early years

Edmund was born in 1816 at Penn, Buckinghamshire to parents William Hancock and Keziah Ellot. He was baptised on 20 October 1816 at Penn.

Edmund was converted following an open-air service at Penn. He became a local preacher in the High Wycombe circuit.

Ministry

Some of the work carried out by Edmund in the Whitchurch Branch of the Micheldever Circuit was reported in the March 1851 edition of the Primitive Methodist Magazine. See the articles on Barton Stacey, Canada, Whitchurch and Hurstbourne Priors PM Chapels.

Rev H Yeates writes; ‘He was a man of good mental parts; if not an orator, he was a good plain, powerful and useful preacher.’

Family

Edmund married Catherine (Kitty) Wingrove (1819-1901) in 1849 at Penn.

Edmund died on 14 April 1883 at Penn, Buckinghamshire.

Circuits

  • 1843 Pontypool
  • 1845 Bristol
  • 1846 Newbury
  • 1848 Marlborough
  • 1849 Basingstoke
  • 1850 Whitchurch
  • 1851 Cranborne
  • 1853 Andover
  • 1854 Highworth
  • 1855 Poole
  • 1857 Circencester
  • 1859 Highworth
  • 1861 Oxford
  • 1862 Chinor
  • 1864 Poole
  • 1967 Malmesbury
  • 1870 Sturminster
  • 1874 Micheldever
  • 1875 Winchester (S)
  • 1877 Guernsey
  • 1879 High Wycombe

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1872 (portrait); 1884/113

PM Minutes 1883/6

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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