Moore, William (1837-1905)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1904
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1904

Early years

William was born in 1837 at Lane Ends, nr Keighley, Yorkshire. The 1851 census shows William working as a worsted spinner, living with his grand-parents, Joseph and Elizabeth.

William attended a Wesleyan lovefeast with his grandmother when a child which stuck in his memory. William committed himself to Christ in January 1855. He worked as a local preacher for two years before becoming an itinerant minister.

Ministry

William’s 1889 biography records that William developed a knowledge of Hebrew and Greek.

His obituary records that William was a cheerful, breezy and optimistic man. He had the art of making many friends and few foes.

Family

William married Ann Russell (1819-1903) on 3 July 1863 at Cranbrook, Kent.

William married Susanna Harriet Ling (1848-1938) on 23 May 1904 at Great Yarmouth.

William died on 30 September 1905 at Colchester, Essex.

Circuits

  • 1859 Chelmsford
  • 1860 Hammersmith
  • 1861 Croydon
  • 1862 Sheerness
  • 1867 Baldock
  • 1867 Ely
  • 1869 Yarmouth
  • 1872 Thetford
  • 1873 Briston
  • 1876 Swaffham
  • 1879 Downham
  • 1881 Stowmarket
  • 1883 Ipswich
  • 1884 Rockland
  • 1888 Wymondham
  • 1891 Martham
  • 1894 Harwick
  • 1895 Colchester
  • 1900 Colchester (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889/513; 1904/657 (Ann); 1907/71

PM Minutes 1906/18

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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