Juggins, William (1825-1882)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1872

Early years

William was born on 27 February 1825 at Luton, Bedfordshire to parents Jonathan Juggins and Elizabeth Fensome. He was baptised on 11 November 1827 at St Mary, Luton.  As a child he attended a Baptist Sunday School.

William was converted aged 14, when Primitive Methodist missionaries visited his mother’s home. He soon became a local preacher.

The 1841 census records his occupation as a bleacher, probably in the hat trade.

Ministry

At the age of 17, William accepted a call to ministry from the Chippenham circuit. He applied for superannuation in 1879 due to a throat affliction that severely impaired his delivery.

Family

William married Esther Cook (1829-1869) in 1849. Census returns identify three children.

  • Thomas Gamby (1856-1922) – a general labourer and caretaker
  • Bessie Jane (1858-1934) – married John Sheppard, a PM Minister
  • Kate Annie (1866-1951) – married George Henry Baston, manager of metal chain works in 1901

William married Ann Daniel (1843-1910) in the summer of 1870 at Bromyard, Herefordshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Harriet Hader (b1877) – a cashier at grocery in 1901
  • Lillian Ruth (1879-1882)

William died on 5 June 1882 at Bromyard.

Circuits

  • 1843 Thame
  • 1844 Whitney
  • 1845 Brampton (Canada)
  • 1846 Stratford
  • 1848 Andover
  • 1849 Christchurch
  • 1850 Southampton
  • 1851 Micheldever
  • 1852 Motcombe
  • 1854 Newbury
  • 1855 Marlborough
  • 1857 Buriton
  • 1859 Aylesbury
  • 1861 Sherborne
  • 1863 Weymouth
  • 1866 Maldon
  • 1867 Bromyard
  • 1869 Rockland
  • 1872 Diss
  • 1875 Maldon
  • 1879 Hereford (Sup)
  • 1880 Bromyard

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1869/394 (Esther); 1872 (portrait)

PM Minutes 1882/12

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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  • William Juggins was my father 3rd cousin.

    By Wyn Rawson (03/05/2014)

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