Harding, Samuel (b1831)
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.
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.
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)
- 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
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881 (portrait)
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers