Harding, Samuel (b1831)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881

Early years

Samuel was  to parents William and Sarah. He was baptised on 25 December 1832.

William was a cloth weaver. The 1851 census gives Samuel’s occupation as a tinman.

Ministry

After ‘disappearing’ from the lists of Primitive Methodist station in 1888, the 1891 and 1901 census records Samuel as a minister of a Congregational Gospel Temperance Church in Glasgow.

Family

Samuel married Emma Clarke (b1824) in the summer of 1858 at Plymouth, Devon. Census returns show six children.

  • Mary (b1859) – married Richard Pyne, an iron moulder
  • Thirza (1859-1861)
  • Emma (b1861)
  • Augusta (b1867) – a mantle maker  (1901)
  • Sarah (b1868) – a clerk (1901)
  • Edith (b1869) – dressmaker (1891)

Samuel later married Sarah Jane Gray (b1852) whilst in Glasgow. Census returns identify two children.

  • Agnes Thirza (b abt1885)
  • Emma Josephine (b abt 1887)

Circuits

  • 1854 Pembroke
  • 1855 Chatham
  • 1856 Ramsgate
  • 1858 Plymouth
  • 1859 Bridgewater
  • 1862 S Molton
  • 1864 Buriton
  • 1870 Portadown
  • 1874 Belfast
  • 1879 Paisley
  • 1882 Glasgow l
  • 1886 Glasgow ll
  • 1888 disappears

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881 (portrait)

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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