Quine, Edward (1849-1928)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1928
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909

Early years

Edward was born on 19 August 1849 at Balldhoon, nr Laxey, Isle of Man to parents Robert and Margaret. Robert was a lead miner. The chapel at Balldhoon was built on a plot of ground adjoining Edward’s home by his father and other members.

Edward was converted when eleven and was led gradually into Christian work. In 1870 he was put on the plan. He preached with such power that after two years he was recommended for the ministry.

Edward worked as a lead miner before entering the ministry.


Edward served as District Committee Secretary, and was a member of the Candidates and Probationers’ Examining Committees.

A breakdown in health whilst at Chorley compelled superannuation for a few years, but Edward recovered to return to the work.

Edward’s obituary records that his insight into spiritual truth and Christian experience made his preaching profitable to all who heard him. A lover of literature, he ranged widely in his reading. Of fine appearance and personal charm, people of all types were quickly impressed by his simple sterling goodness.

During his later years, Edward was severely limited by extreme deafness.


Edward married Eliza Ann Clayton (1857-1925) in early 1883 at Manchester, Lancashire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Albert Edward (1883-1947) – a doctor
  • Ethel Margaret (1888-1976) – a schoolteacher; married Horace Edwin Wilde

Edward died on 26 March 1928 at Burslem, Staffordshire.


  • Sunderland
  • 1873 Barrow in Furness
  • 1876 Birkenhead
  • 1878 Wigan
  • 1879 Manchester II
  • 1883 Preston I
  • 1886 Sheffield IV
  • 1889 Chorley
  • 1893 Douglas
  • 1903 Ramsey
  • 1905 Bradwell
  • 1908 Sheffield VII
  • 1911 Portland
  • 1915 Laxey (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/885; 1928/617; 1932//602

PM Minutes 1928/270

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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