Smith, Joshua (1829-1902)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882

Joshua was born in 1829 at Romsey, Hampshire to parents Joshua and Ruth. He was baptised on 6 September 1829 at Romsey.

On arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 2 January 1857, Joshua succeeded Henry Green. Joshua was very successful in Wellington, such that the chapel built in 1848 had to be replaced, in 1858, by one four times larger. At that time the total population of Wellington was about 4,000.

Joshua died abt 1902 in Australia.

Circuits

  • 1851 Aylesbury
  • 1852 Luton
  • 1854 Canterbury
  • 1855 Exeter & Exemouth
  • 1856 Hammersmith
  • 1857 Wellington (NZ)
  • 1863 Hobart Town (Australia)
  • 1868 Launceston
  • 1873 Castlemaine
  • 1874 Melbourne l
  • 1876 Ballarat
  • 1877 Beaufort
  • 1879 Stawell
  • 1880 Campbellfield
  • 1881 Sandhurst
  • 1883 Melbourne ll
  • 1884 Hamilton
  • 1888 W Melbourne
  • 1890 Melbourne lll (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882 (portrait)

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p443

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Paperspast.naplib.govt.nz

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