Pedley, Walter (1860-1934)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916

Early years

Walter was born on 2 July 1860 at Glossop, Derbyshire to parents Walter Higginbottom Pedley and Betty. Walter, senior, was a calico print finisher.

The 1871 census identifies Walter, aged 10, working half time in the finishing works.

Walter was converted under the ministry of Rev William Harris. A note for the plan and a recommendation for the ministry soon followed.


At various times Walter served as District Secretary, Building Committee Secretary, Sunday School Secretary, Orphanage Secretary and Secretary of the Furnishing Fund Committee.

Walter compiled the Booklet for Visitors attending the Mow Cop Camp Meeting of 1910.

His obituary records that he was a preacher of exceptional merit. Preaching to him was a sheer delight and the work he loved best. His thirst for knowledge was insatiable, and became keener as he grew older.


Walter married Louisa Part (1857-1930) on 7 January 1885 at St James Church, Bermondsey London.

Walter married Mary Elizabeth Ellerton (1876-1946) in late 1932 in South Manchester, Lancashire.

Walter died on 8 January 1934 at Glossop, Derbyshire.


  • Sunderland
  • 1880 Buriton
  • 1881 Raunds
  • 1883 Canterbury
  • 1884 Folkstone
  • 1885 Colnbrook
  • 1888 Brierley Hill
  • 1892 Birmingham II
  • 1896 Worcester
  • 1899 Sheffield VIII
  • 1902 Silsden
  • 1906 Bradford II
  • 1909 Talke
  • 1911 Horbury
  • 1915 Worksop
  • 1919 Waterhouses
  • 1923 Aberavon
  • 1924 Glossop (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/684

Methodist Minutes 1934/211

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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