Robert was baptised on 4 March 1824 at Market Weighton, Yorkshire, to parents Edward, a schoolmaster (1841) and Bessey.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Robert.
- 1841 shoemaker’s apprentice
- 1851 travelling preacher
- 1861 United Methodist Free Church minister
- 1871 general dealer
- 1881 general dealer
- 1891 general dealer
He married Sarah Pepper, nee Treadgold (b abt1833) in the summer of 1868 at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify one child.
- Robert (b1869)
I have not been able to identify a death record for Robert.
- 1847 Grimsby
- 1848 Tadcatser
- 1850 Minsterley
- 1851 Leominster
- 1853 Dawley
- 1855 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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