Rudram, George (1841-1923)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1897
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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