Purvis, Francis (1838-1920)

Family

Francis was born in the spring of 1838 at Hexham, Northumberland, to parents Francis, a millwright, and Hannah.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Francis.

  • 1861 engine builder
  • 1871 PM minister
  • 1881 bookseller and stationer employing one boy
  • 1891 stationer and letter receiver for school board
  • 1901 clerk to Benwell School Board
  • 1911 retired and pensioned school board clerk

He married Winifred Hanson (1836-1900) in the summer of 1866 in the Wigton Registration District, Cumberland.

He married Barbara Elizabeth Watson (1858-1922) – in late 1902 at Tynemouth, Northumberland.

Francis died in the spring of 1920 at Tynemouth, Northumberland.

Circuits

  • 1862 N Shields
  • 1863 Shotley Bridge
  • 1864 Alston
  • 1865 Maryport
  • 1867 Hetton
  • 1869 Barnard Castle
  • 1872 St Helens Auckland
  • 1873 Berwick
  • 1876 Stokesley
  • 1878 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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