Hill, Robert (1800-1874)

Ministry

A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Edward Kershaw is attached. The following is a short extract.

“He was an extensive reader, diligent student, and successful preacher. His sermons were distinguished by such clearness of thought, accuracy of arrangement, and strength of language, that they were very much prized by those who could appreciate intellectual worth. He was an efficient superintendent, an able counsellor, and a man who was unwearied in his efforts to advance the cause of God in the welfare of precious souls. He had a strong constitution, and for about thirty-eight years of his itinerancy he enjoyed very good health. But in the summer of 1863, as he was walking from his back door, he fell, and his nervous system then received a shock from which it never recovered.”

Family

Robert was born on 9 October 1800 at Leominster, Herefordshire.

He married Hannah Fisher (1805-1869) on 29 March 1836.

Robert died on 9 August 1874 at Preston, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1824 Burland
  • 1825 Tunstall
  • 1826 Preston
  • 1828 Hull
  • 1830 Manchester
  • 1832 Preston Brook
  • 1834 Preston
  • 1836 Bradwell
  • 1838 Keighley
  • 1840 Manchester
  • 1842 Bolton
  • 1844 Preston Brook
  • 1846 Burnley
  • 1848 Oldham
  • 1850 Chester
  • 1853 Douglas
  • 1856 Stockport
  • 1858 Rochdale
  • 1861 Manchester II
  • 1862 Glossop
  • 1864 Lymm
  • 1865 Preston (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1875/297

PM Minutes 1875/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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