Price, William Jones (1860-1952)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917

Early years

William was born in 1860 at Llansaintfraid, Radnorshire.

Although his parents were Baptists, it was convenient for William to attend the PM Sunday School. He joined the PM Church when thirteen years old and soon became a Sunday School teacher. At seventeen he became a local preacher.


His obituary records that, during forty years of active ministry, he served quietly and faithfully in eleven circuits. More than half his ministry was spent in two circuits, Kilburn and New Wandsworth.

After superannuation, William maintained a deep interest in the work of the Church and Kingdom. It was his disciplined habit to greet each new day cheerfully, and to find it full of interest.


William married Emma Elizabeth Pike (1868-1941) in the summer of 1889 in the Biggleswade Registration District. Census returns identify six children.

  • William George (1891-1896)
  • Edwin Jones (b1893) – a civil servant in Nigeria
  • May (b1894)
  • Ewart Gladstone (1897-1961)) – a bank manager (1952)
  • Phyllis (b1898)
  • Arthur Llewellyn (1901-1902)

William died on 11 June 1952 at Amersham, Buckinghamshire.


  • 1885 Baldock
  • 1886 Whickhambrook
  • 1888 Woburn Sands
  • 1889 Kilburn
  • 1891 Plymouth
  • 1892 West Bromwich
  • 1894 Brierley Hill
  • 1895 West Ham
  • 1899 Bedford I
  • 1900 Stratford
  • 1904 Berkhampstead
  • 1906 N Wandsworth
  • 1911 Kilburn
  • 1919 N Wandsworth
  • 1926 Willesden (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/486

Methodist Minutes 1952/155

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers



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