Pentney, William (1806-1885)

Family

William was born abt1806 at Grimstone, Norfolk, to parents Richard Pentney and Mary Carter. He was baptised on 9 November 1806 at Grimstone, Norfolk.

Census returns identify the following occupations for William.

  • 1841 Methodist preacher
  • 1851 Baptist minister
  • 1861 stationer & printer employing 1 man & 1 boy
  • 1871 printer &c
  • 1881 retired bookseller

He married Mary Ann Murrell (1809-1890)  on 6 May 1832 at St Nicholas, Yarmouth, Norfolk. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Angelina Elizabeth (1833-1916) – married Richard Hatt Auty, a brewery manager (1871), in 1862
  • Hephzibah (1835-1896) – a fancy goods dealer (1881)           
  • Amelia (1837-1911) – married Frederick John Cattermole, a stationer, in 1856
  • Matilda Ann (1840-1912) – married George William Gibson, an accountant (1871), in 1862                  
  • William Henry (1841-1912) – a printer (1861); a printer & stationer (1871)  
  • Theophilus (1843-1851)       
  • Alfred Murell (1846-1908) – a grocer (1891)      

William died on 22 October 1885 at Peterborough, Northamptonshire.

Circuits

  • 1828 N Walsham
  • 1829 Boston (6 maths)
  • 1829 Yarmouth (6 mths)
  • 1830 Boston (6 maths)
  • 1830 Upwell (6 mths)
  • 1831 London
  • 1833 Fakenham
  • 1835 Wangford
  • 1837 Snettisham
  • 1838 Norwich
  • 1840 Wisbech
  • 1842 Wangford
  • 1843 became a Baptist and in business

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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