Richardson, Edwin (1853-1913)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913


A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.M. is attached. The writer records the following.

“He was a man of rare intellectual gifts, and their cultivation was his constant care. Those who listened to his conversations, sermons and addresses could not but realise that he possessed a well-stored and well-disciplined mind. He made thorough preparations for the pulpit, and his utterances were notable for their freshness and, lucidity. A fluent speaker, he was gifted with a voice of singular strength and charm. In addition he had a special aptitude for business, and was endowed with a wealth of common-sense and tact.”


Edwin was born on 31 July 1853 at Coleshill, nr Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

He married Susannah Carr (1856-1893)  in the summer of 1878 at Sunderland, Co. Durham Census returns identify three children.

  • Frederick William (1879-1953) – an electrical engineer (1901) 
  • George William (b1883) – electrician (1901)         
  • Helen Irene Mabel (1887-1917) – married Ernest Vincent Steel, a general dealer, in 1910      

He married Susan Maria Holliday (1860-1936) in early 1895 at Hackney, London.

Edwin died on 13 April 1913 at Berwick, Northumberland.


  • Sunderland
  • 1874 Weymouth
  • 1876 Canterbury
  • 1878 London IV
  • 1881 London III
  • 1882 Stepney Grange
  • 1883 Yarmouth
  • 1886 Cambridge I
  • 1889 Balham & Brixton
  • 1893 Margate
  • 1897 W Bromwich I
  • 1901 Leeds I
  • 1904 Blaydon
  • 1909 Berwick


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/911

PM Minutes 1913/40

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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