Mason, William Henry (1854-1940)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910
Elizabeth Ann Mason | Primitive Methodist Magazine 1906
Elizabeth Ann Mason
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1906
Sarah Elizabeth Mason | Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910
Sarah Elizabeth Mason
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910

Early years

William was born in 1854 at Dudley, Staffordshire to parents Edmund and Sarah Ann. Edmund was a boiler maker.

William was converted in his early teen and served as a Sunday School teacher and then a local preacher before entering the ministry. William worked in the steel works as a youth.

Ministry

His obituary records that William loved to preach, and was ever willing to help, but his greatest strength and fruitfulness was in his pastoral work. He was a constant and systematic visitor, and in time of sorrow and bereavement his ministry was effective and precious.

Family

William married Elizabeth Ann Gerrard (1861-1905) on 8 October 1880 at Swinton, Lancashire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Ethel Mary (1882-1891)
  • Arnold Henry (1885-1963) – an artist
  • Bernard Lee (1890-1940) – a bank manager (1940)
  • Constance Augusta (b1891)
  • Mabel Lee (1895-1974) – married Henry G Stuart

William married Sarah Elizabeth Randles (1867-1941) in early 1907 at Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire.

William died on 31 May 1940 at Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire.

Circuits

  • 1875 Manchester I
  • 1876 Manchester III
  • 1878 Oldham I
  • 1882 Birkenhead
  • 1886 Bradwell
  • 1890 Heywood
  • 1892 Ramsor
  • 1897 Barnsley II
  • 1900 Bollington
  • 1903 Oswestry
  • 1906 Whitchurch
  • 1909 Ludlow
  • 1911 Welshpool
  • 1914 Bradwell
  • 1918 Market Drayton
  • 1922 Newcastle under Lyme (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1906/324 (Elizabeth Ann); 1910/464

PM Minutes 1940/182

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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