Lewis, Matthew (1832-1897)

Family

Matthew was born on 1 March 1832 at Gee Cross, nr Woodley, Cheshire.

He married Alice Williams (b1838) in late 1866 in the Great Boughton Registration District, Cheshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Hannah Unwin (1869-1948) – a secondary school mistress (1901)
  • Edward Williams (b abt1872) – an assistant schoolmaster (1891); a nonconformist minister (1911)
  • Thomas Arnold (b1873) – under manager at bleach works (1901)
  • Mary Clayton (1877-1945) – a school board mistress (1901); married Nathaniel Wilson Crowther, a bank clerk (1911), in 1906
  • Matthew Bowman (1881-1922) – a bank clerk (1901)

Matthew died on 21 May 1897 at Farnworth, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1853 Rochdale
  • 1855 Ramsey
  • 1857 Lymm
  • 1858 Castletown
  • 1861 Preston Brook
  • 1863 Foxhill Bank
  • 1866 Liverpool II
  • 1868 disappears
  • 1870 Newton Heath, Lancs – Congregational minister
  • 1871 Stockport
  • 1871-1876 Middleton, Derbyshire
  • 1876 Tideswell, Derbyshire
  • 1893 Besses o’ th’ Barn, Lancs

References

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

Surman index id: 17018

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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