Petty records that William help two camp meetings in July 1825 , at Clandown and Nunney, where, “at both of which considerable good was done”. This was part of the Tunstall Circuit mission to the area of Bristol, Frome and Wells.
William was born abt1801 at Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire. His father was Christopher Paddison (b abt1767). He was baptised on 1 January 1802 at Theddlethorpe St Helen.
Census returns identify the following occupations for William.
- 1841 minister
- 1851 retired farmer at Leigh, Lancashire
- 1861 yeoman
- 1871 retired minister Primitive Methodist
He married Mary Stockton (1805-1856) on 6 September 1832 at St Mary, Leigh, Lancashire. Census returns and birth records identify three children.
- Elizabeth Rachel (1835-1894) – married William Unsworth, a farmer (1871), in 1854
- Sarah Jane (1841-1915) – married John Kidd, a traveller for an iron merchant (1871), in 1864
- Alice Stockton (1843-1843)
I have not been able to identify William’s death record.
- 1823 Oakengates
- 1824 Preston & Hop
- 1825 Tunstall
- 1827 Darlaston
- 1828 Motcombe
- 1829 Witney
- 1830 Worcester
- 1831 Manchester
- 1832 Boston
- 1835 Motcombe
- 1839 Pillowell
- 1840 Bolton
- 1842 Oldham
- 1844 Liverpool
- 1845 Preston Brook
- 1846 disappears
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1842/fr (portrait)
J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p216
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers