Howchin, Edward (1817-1892)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1868
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1868

Early years

Edward was born in April 1817 at Great Ellingham, Norfolk to parents Robert and Anne. He was baptised on 25 May 1817 at Great Ellingham. Edward was converted aged 17 and soon became a local preacher.

Ministry

Edward did a considerable share of chapel building:

  • Newton and Sudbury in the Hadleigh circuit;
  • Witten, Burgh, Neatishead, Dilham and Storey in the North Walsham circuit;
  • Bintry in the Briston circuit.

Edward was also involved in the purchase of Bradfield, Hindolveston and Great Ellingham chapels.

His obituary records that he loved to preach the Gospel, and he was emphatically a Gospel preacher, a workman who need not be ashamed.

Family

Edward was married to Maria (abt1817-1900)

He died on 1 August 1892 at Wymondham, Norfolk.

Circuits

  • 1840 Wisbech
  • 1842 Fakenham
  • 1844 Peterborough
  • 1845 Ipswich
  • 1847 Lynn
  • 1848 Swaffham
  • 1850 E Dereham
  • 1851 Wangford
  • 1853 N Walsham
  • 1856 Bury St Edmunds
  • 1858 Briston
  • 1861 St Ives, Hunts
  • 1862 Hadleigh
  • 1865 N Walsham
  • 1870 Farncett
  • 1873 Rockland
  • 1876 Briston
  • 1879 Briston (S)
  • 1880 Wymondham

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1868 (portrait); 1894/146

PM Minutes 1893/15

The Primitive Methodist, 1892, p533

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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