Stafford, Noah Wardle (1824-1897)
Noah was born on 22 March 1824 at Marple, Cheshire to parents John and Jane. John was a labourer.
At the age of 15, he became an earnest teacher in the Sunday School.
Noah worked as a calico weaver before entering the ministry.
Noah’s obituary records that he was a broad-minded man, genial and catholic in spirit, and thoroughly loyal to the Church of his choice.
Noah married Caroline Taylor (1828-1886) in the spring of 1858 at Coventry, Warwickshire. Census returns identify six children.
- John Wardle Thomas (1861-1944) – a Wesleyan minister
- Eva Jane (b1863) – a schoolmistress (1891)
- Albert Taylor (1865-1942) – a manager of grocery stores
- Arthur Noah (b1865)
- Ernest George (1866-1913) – a commercial traveller
- Ellen Maud Mabel (1868-1934) – married Charles Roberts, a schoolmaster
Noah died on 7 May 1897 at Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
- 1853 Ludlow
- 1854 Worcester
- 1855 Newcastle under Lyme
- 1856 Coventry
- 1858 Darlaston
- 1860 Bilston
- 1861 Dudley
- 1864 Bishops castle
- 1866 Presteigne
- 1868 Dawley
- 1872 Newcastle under Lyme
- 1875 Oakengates
- 1878 Cheadle
- 1880 Bollington
- 1883 Bradley Green
- 1886 Bury
- 1889 Colnbrook
- 1890 Littleborough
- 1893 Aberavon
- 1895 Shrewsbury (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881 (portrait); 1888/306 (Caroline)
PM Minutes 1897/38
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers