Sale, Edward Joseph (1861-1938)


Edward was born in late 1861 at Blockley, Worcestershire, to parents Richard, who worked the land (1871), and Eliza.

Newspaper reports on 9 February 1895 record that Edward, a Unitarian minister, was fined 5s. for being drunk and incapable in the street following attending a private party. The magistrates remarked that a minister ought to refrain from such conduct!

Census returns identify the following occupations for Edward.

  • 1881 assistant teacher at public elementary school
  • 1891 PM minister
  • 1901 socialist lecturer
  • 1911 schoolmaster

He married Elizabeth Ellen Emmett (1878-1908) in late 1899 at Blackburn. Census returns identify one child.

  • Percy Bysshe (b1900)  – a seafarer (1922)    

Edward died in late 1938 in the Bootle Registration District, Lancashire.


  • 1889 Grays
  • 1891 disappears
  • 1892 -1893 Solihull – Congregational minister
  • 1893-1895 Birmingham Waverley Rd


Surman Index id:24044

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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