Sadler, Joseph (1805-1865)

Early years

Joseph was born on 24 July 1805 at Bronington, Flintshire to parents Abraham Sadler and Mary Trevor. He was baptised on 25 August 1805 at Hanmer, Flintshire.

When Joseph was about eighteen, he heard some of the early Primitive Methodists preach the Gospel. He was convinced of his state as a sinner and at a revival service obtained salvation. Soon afterwards he was put on the plan and he laboured as an exhorter and local preacher for about twelve months.


In September 1825, Joseph was called to go out as a travelling preacher in his own circuit, Prees Green. He subsequently travelled in the Chester Ramsor and Burland stations. After he had travelled about three and a half years, Joseph resigned the ministry and returned home.

Joseph was at once received as a local preacher; an office he retained until his death. As a local preacher he was well received and he laboured indefatigably in the service of God for many years. He was a very useful camp-meeting preacher, having a good voice, great faith, a bold heart and much power with God in prayer. Joseph very often met with great persecution, but he bore it all with patience.

For some time Joseph was the class leader at Lineal, Shropshire.

Joseph worked as a farmer.


Joseph married Mary Hassall (abt 1804-1897) on 5 December 1831 at Wem, Shropshire.

Joseph died on 7 May 1865 at Wolverley, Shropshire.


  • 1826 Chester
  • 1827 Ramsor
  • 1828 Burland
  • 1829 disappears


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1865/749

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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