Knox, William (1818-1883)


William was born on 8 December 1818 at Brompton, Kent, to parents Andrew and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 6 January 1819 at Manner Street Wesleyan Chapel, Brompton.

William was in Edinburgh at the time of his son’s birth.

In 1881 he is living with sisters in Salford, Lancashire, described as a gentleman.

He married Martha Waterhouse (abt1810-1868) in the spring of 1847 at Bolton, Lancashire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Joseph Waterhouse (abt1849-1887) – a book-keeper (1881)                                      

William died on 19 November 1883 at Salford, Lancashire.


  • 1844 Chorley
  • 1845 Bolton
  • 1847 disappears
  • Edinburgh University
  • Berwick on Tweed – Congregational minister
  • 1852 Haydon Bridge
  • 1853 Amble
  • 1857 Dixon Green, Lancs
  • 1860 Kirkham
  • 1866 Bristol, Kingsland Chapel
  • 1874 West Liverpool Street, Seedley, manchester
  • 1875 Bristol


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

Surman index id: 31119

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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