Juggins, William (1825-1882)
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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