Robinson, William (1837-1918)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1887
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1887
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Mary Jane Robinson | Primitive Methodist Magazine 1905
Mary Jane Robinson
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1905

Early years

William was born in 1837 at Withernwick, in the Hornsea circuit, Yorkshire to parents William and Ann. William senior was a tailor.

Ministry

William’s obituary recorded that he had marked natural advantages. He had a magnificent voice of wonderful range and compass. As a preacher he soon became widely known and was in great demand for special services.

William was elected a Fellow of the Society of Science, Arts and Literature by London University.

Family

William married Mary Jane Simpson (1840-1904) in the summer of 1863 at Driffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify eight children.

  • Robert William (b1864) – a chemist
  • Frederick James (b1867) – a railway traffic agent (1911)
  • Henry John (1870-1941) – a house painter
  • Mary Elizabeth (b1871) – a music teacher
  • Margaret Ann (b1873) – a music teacher; married William Clement Ball, a PM Minister
  • Marmaduke (1874-1949) – a PM Minister
  • Jane Ellen (b1876)
  • Albert Edward (b1880)

William married Sarah Emily Bartle (1871-1941) in the summer of 1905 at Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Winifred (b1906)
  • Rosabel (b1910

William died on 13 May 1918 at Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Circuits

  • 1858 Motherwell
  • 1859 Glasgow
  • 1860 Hastings
  • 1862 Gloucester
  • 1863 Ramsgate
  • 1864 London ll
  • 1866 Newport, IoW
  • 1868 Hull l
  • 1871 Hull ll
  • 1872 Doncaster l
  • 1875 Goole
  • 1878 Hull lV
  • 1882 Peterborough
  • 1885 Paisley
  • 1889 Edinburgh
  • 1892 Pudsey
  • 1894 Wakefield
  • 1898 Malton
  • 1902 Retford
  • 1906 Retford (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1887 (portrait); 1905/496 (Mary Jane); 1918/657

PM Minutes 1918/277

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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