Rose, William (1822-1890)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1876

Early years

William was born in 1822 at Whissendine, Rutland to parents John and Ann. He was baptised on 23 January 1823 at Whissendine..

William was converted under the ministry of Robert Parks and spent some time as a local preacher. In 1848, he went to the Lincoln circuit as a hired local preacher and was subsequently pledged and accepted by conference.


His obituary records that his appointments in several instances were made under special circumstances and with a view to render special help to superintendents who were partially or entirely laid aside by weakness or sickness.

In the homes of the people he was always welcomed, both by parents and children, and his sociability, humour, and rich fund of stories and anecdotes with which he would entertain both young and old, made his presence and company specially attractive and enjoyable.


William married Frances Jemima Warner (1831-1915)  in the spring of 1856 in the Leicester Registration District, Leicestershire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Emily (b1857) – married John Henry Stevens, a draper
  • Mary Annie (1860-1905) – married Horace Rendall Mansfield, a clay goods manufacturer
  • Ada Augusta (1861-1943) – married Frederick James Cooper, a traveller in sanitary ware
  • John Arthur (b1870) – manager of sanitary pipe works (1911)
  • Albert Ernest (1873-1957) – a PM Minister

William died on 24 August 1890 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.


  • 1848 Lincoln
  • 1849 Horncastle
  • 1851 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1853 Winster
  • 1854 Leicester ll
  • 1857 Ripley
  • 1860 Nottingham l
  • 1862 Sleaford
  • 1865 Newark
  • 1868 Sheffield ll
  • 1871 Mansfield
  • 1875 Horncastle
  • 1877 Sheffield lll
  • 1880 Church Gresley
  • 1884 Retford
  • 1887 Kiverton Park
  • 1889 Mansfield


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1876 (portrait); 1891/433; 1915/661 (Frances)

PM Minutes 1891/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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