Lace, Charles (1808-1888)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.16a
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.16a

Charles was born on 3 November 1808 at Douglas, IOM. His parents were John Lace and Elizabeth Quayle.

Charles was known as ‘the Blind Preacher’ – this recorded in the 1871 census.

Family

Charles married Eleanor Freeman (1813-1878) on 28 Jun 1836 at Northampton. She was born on 20 September 1813 at Liddington, Rutland and was baptised on 31 Jan 1831 at All Saints Wesleyan Chapel, Northampton. Charles and Eleanor had one daughter, Eleanor (1837- 1889). She married Rev William James Brownson in 1867 in Derby.

Charles died on 20 July 1888 at Bootle, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1829 Burton on Trent
  • 1830 Loughborough
  • 1831 Leicester
  • 1832 Sheffield
  • 1834 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1835 Welton
  • 1836 Fulbeck
  • 1838 Melton Mowbray
  • 1840 Leicester
  • 1842 Barnsley
  • 1843 Sheffield
  • 1845 Chesterfield
  • 1847 Mansfield
  • 1849 Nottingham S
  • 1851 Derby
  • 1853 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1856 Belper
  • 1858 Sheffield l
  • 1864 Sheffield ll
  • 1865 Leicester l
  • 1866 Derby
  • 1869 Nottingham
  • 1871 Leicester ll (S)
  • 1873 Nottingham
  • 1876 Sleaford
  • 1877 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1880 Crewe
  • 1883 Birkenhead
  • 1886 Sandbach

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1852/577; 1890/690; 1903/370

PM Minutes 1889/18

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1, p487; vol2, p470

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

 

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  • This page was modified on 7 August 2017 to add a transcription of a sketch published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1903. The article provides more information about his ministry.

    By Geoff Dickinson (07/08/2017)
  • Charles Lace had a sense of humour. It is recorded that when stationed in Nottingham the chairman of a missionary meeting introduced him as ‘Rev. C. Lace from the town of starch’. He responded with ‘I come from Nottingham the town of starch, where they starch lace to perfection; but when I went there, I took a piece of lace thy couldn’t starch.”

    By David Leese (20/02/2017)

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