Nation, William (1819-1893)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1869
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1869

William was born on 8 September 1819 at Shinfield, Berkshire to parents Joel Nation and Catherine Pembrook. He was baptised on 3 October 1819 at Burghfield, Berkshire.

Ministry

Clearness, pungency, originality, sanctified humour and evangelical fervour, combined with a striking personality, were characteristics which made him popular in the best sense of the word, and better still, a blessing to a vast number of persons.

Family

William married Rhoda Harding (1817-1858) at Frome, Somerset in 1846. Census returns identify two children.

  • Arthur William (1848-1862)
  • Julia Emma (b1854) – married Robert Robson, a ships carpenter

William married Jane (1832-1902) in Alloa, Scotland. Census returns identify five children.

  • Mary Jane (b1860)
  • William Henry (1863-1941) – a printer compositor
  • Joel (1870-1937) – an insurance agent (1911)
  • Rhoda Ann (b1872) – married John Smith Matthews in Natal in 1898
  • Alethea Leonora (1876-1953) – a jeweller’s assistant in 1911

William died on 28 August 1893 at Penzance, Cornwall.

Circuits

  • 1838 Brinkworth
  • 1839 Shefford
  • 1840 Frome
  • 1841 Brinkworth
  • 1842 Filkins
  • 1843 Redruth
  • 1844 Truro
  • 1845 Market Lavington
  • 1847 Tredegar
  • 1849 St Ives
  • 1852 Bristol
  • 1854 Ramsgate
  • 1856 Saffron Waldon
  • 1858 Alloa
  • 1859 Barnard castle
  • 1861 Shotley Bridge
  • 1864 S Shields
  • 1867 Sunderland
  • 1870 Guisborough
  • 1872 St Helens Auckland
  • 1876 Stockton
  • 1879 Berwick
  • 1881 Ryde & Ventor
  • 1882 Shildon
  • 1886 Thirsk
  • 1887 Ramsgate
  • 1888 Penzance
  • 1890 Penzance (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1869/fr (portrait);

PM Minutes 1894/21

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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