Richardson, Edwin (1853-1913)
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.
- 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