Rudram, George (1841-1923)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1897
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1897
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1925
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1925

Early years

George was born in 1841 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to parents Stephen Rudram and Ann Rogers. Stephen was a carpenter and joiner. He was also a Primitive Methodist local preacher having previously been a Wesleyan. Ann was one of the earliest Primitive Methodist converts in Yarmouth.

George worked as a printer before becoming a minister.

George was converted after attending a mission service conducted by William Booth (later General Booth of the Salvation Army). He began preaching at the age of 17.

Ministry

As a preacher he never aimed to be brilliant, but in his public utterances he was instructive, pathetic, and persuasive. The study of theology was a charm for him and he was deeply fond of various branches of literature.

Family

George married Susannah Walker (1844-1918) in the summer of 1866 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Susannah was the daughter of Rev James Walker. Census returns identify three of their five children.

  • Georgianna Elizabeth (1867-1942) – married Herbert Wilson Jeary, a butcher and circuit steward
  • Ernest Luther (1870-1914) – a headteacher (1911)
  • George Ebenezer (1872-1947) – a PM Minister

George died on 29 July 1923 at Martham, Norfolk.

Circuits

  • 1862 Briston
  • 1863 Thetford
  • 1865 Aylsham
  • 1867 Yarmouth
  • 1869 Wangford
  • 1872 Rockland
  • 1875 Lynn
  • 1878 Aylsham
  • 1879 Wisbech
  • 1883 Watton
  • 1886 Martham
  • 1891 Wymondham
  • 1894 Burton on Trent
  • 1897 Stratford
  • 1900 Gospel Oak
  • 1903 Yarmouth (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1897/483; 1924/68

PM Minutes 1924/277

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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