Roberts, Thomas (1815-1885)

Primitve Methodist Magazine 1861 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitve Methodist Magazine 1861
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early Years

Thomas was born on 29 August 1815 at Sandhills, Nottingham. He was brought up in church and Sunday School. As a youth he strayed from the church and was greatly addicted to pugilism, breaking an arm in one fight. However by the age of 18 he had reformed and had become a local preacher.

Ministry

Thomas was about twenty when he started to travel. His first appointment was assisting Abraham Worsnop in and around Grantham.

His obituary records:’ His preaching was not eloquent, philosophical, learned or oratorical, but was plain, sound, experimental and practical.’

Family

He married Jane Jones (1820-1907) on 19 Apr1841 at Buxton. They had no children.

Thomas died on 19 May 1885 in Leicester.

Circuits

  • 1835 Chesterfield
  • 1836 Retford
  • 1838 Burton on Trent
  • 1839 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1840 Winster
  • 1841 Belper
  • 1842 Bridgeford
  • 1843 Nottingham
  • 1844 Ilkeston
  • 1846 Sleaford
  • 1848 Leicester
  • 1850 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1853 Melton Mowbray
  • 1856 Hinckley
  • 1858 Belper
  • 1861 Mansfield
  • 1864 Leicester l
  • 1867 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1871 Lincoln
  • 1875 Leicester lll (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861; 1885/689; 1907/827 (Jane)

PM Minutes 1885/14

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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