Morter, Alfred (1848-1941)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908

Early years

Alfred was born in 1848 at Pulham Market, Norfolk to parents William and Lucy. William was a local preacher and class leader. He earned his living as a shoemaker.

Before entering the ministry, Alfred worked as a lawyer’s clerk where he gained a sound business training that would be useful in ministerial life.


For ten years, Alfred served as Secretary of the Eastern Counties Ministerial Association. He spent three years as Sunday School Secretary in the Lynn and Cambridge District.

His obituary records that Alfred was never robust, but was capable of great endurance, walking as many as one hundred miles a week to his appointments. He was always a great inspiration to all who strive against adverse circumstances. He was a man of restless energy and active mind, a winsome evangelist and an able administrator.


Alfred married Mary Ann Blake (abt 1848-1936) in the summer of 1875 at Norwich, Norfolk.

Alfred died on 21 January 1941 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


  • 1871 Colchester
  • 1872 Hadleigh
  • 1873 Briston
  • 1875 Lowestoft
  • 1876 E Dereham
  • 1878 Docking
  • 1881 Fakenham
  • 1884 Cambridge I
  • 1885 Wymondham
  • 1888 Bury St Edmunds
  • 1894 Manea
  • 1899 Donington
  • 1905 Market Rasen
  • 1909 Lincoln II
  • 1911 Canning Town
  • 1913 Wells
  • 1916 Bury St Edmunds
  • 1918 Bury St Edmunds (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/549

Methodist Minutes 1941/170

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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