Rudd, William (1805-1888)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1860 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1860
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early years

William was born 23 February 1805 in Sporle, Norfolk. He was 26 years old when he was brought under the influence of the Primitive Methodists.

Ministry

William’s obituary records; ‘His sermons were rich in evangelical truth, pointed, experimental, and practical, and were both acceptable and profitable to the people among whom he laboured.’

Rev George Bell writes; ‘He was a plain, plodding PM minister, holding fast to the doctrines of the Connexion; neither in the pulpit or elsewhere did he deal out what is called “modern thought” or “new theology”.

Family

William married Mary Baker (1816-1871) in 1841 at Newmarket. Census returns identify three children.

  • William Baker (1845-1904) a drapers clerk
  • George Theophilus (b1854)
  • Sarah Jane (b1858)

William died on 1 Jan 1888 at Guiltcross, Norfolk.

Circuits

  • 1836 N Walsham
  • 1837 Brandon
  • 1838 Cambridge
  • 1841 Wangford
  • 1842 Kelsale
  • 1843 Wangford
  • 1844 Aylsham
  • 1846 Norwich ll
  • 1848 Docking
  • 1851 Fakenham
  • 1853 East Dereham
  • 1855 Rockland
  • 1857 N Walsham
  • 1861 Ipswich
  • 1864 Swaffham
  • 1867 Ely (S)
  • 1874 Cambridge
  • 1884 Diss

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1860/385; 1872/686 (wife); 1889/369

PM Minutes 1888/9

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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