Paul, Richard (1827-1904)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1878
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1878

Early years

Richard was born on 14 May 1827 at Stinsford, Dorset to parents John and Mary. He was baptised on 10 June 1827 at Stinsford. His father, John was a shepherd and Richard worked as an agricultural labourer before entering the ministry.

Richard was converted on 2 March 1846 and commenced his ministry on 28 April 1851. He arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on 12 August 1852 on his way to take up his post in Canada.

Family

Richard married Mary Anne Samways (1822-1878) in 1855 at Bowmanville, Ontario. Census returns identify three children.

  • Samways (1857-1918) – a hardware retailer
  • Sabina (b1861) – married Joseph Pugh, a bricklayer
  • John Jubilee (1863-1872)

John married Lilly Ann Gordon (1836-1918) on 5 Mar 1879 at Wellington, Ontario.

Circuits

  • 1852 Etobicoke (6 mths) (Canada)
  • 1852 Brampton (6 mths)
  • 1853 Markham
  • 1854 Darlington
  • 1855 Galt & Guelph
  • 1856 Guelph
  • 1857 Walsingham
  • 1859 Walpole
  • 1861 Stratford
  • 1862 Jubilee
  • 1866 Bosanquet
  • 1868 Bradford
  • 1869 Grand River
  • 1871 Macgillvray
  • 1874 Bosanquet
  • 1878 Amaranth
  • 1879 Mitchell
  • 1880 Sebringville
  • 1881 Kincardine
  • 1882 disappears

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1878 (portrait)

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Edmondson Family Tree on Ancestry.com

 

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