Shergold, Charles (1846-1904)

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Pictured in 1896
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A "Circuit" picture
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Family

Charles was born on 26 February 1846 at Redlynch, nr Downton, Wiltshire, to parents James Shergold, an agricultural labourer (1861), and Harriet Beauchamp.

Census returns identify the following occupation for Charles.

  • 1861 agricultural labourer
  • 1871 PM  minister
  • 1881 superintendent of Newport Circuit, PM minister
  • 1891 Congregational minister
  • 1901 retired Congregational minister

He married Martha Charlton (1846-1906) in the spring of 1872 in the Frome Registration District, Somerset. Census returns identify four children.

  • Howard Stanley (1874-1940) – a Congregational minister (1911)
  • Harriet Maud (1876-1952)       
  • William James (1879-1959) – a congregational minister (1911)   
  • Dora Flossie (1883-1963) – a school teacher (1911)       

Charles died on 27 October 1904 at Rodborough, Gloucestershire.

Circuits

  • 1868 Frome
  • 1869 Warminster
  • 1870 Hereford
  • 1871 Monmouth
  • 1873 Radstock
  • 1874 Stroud
  • 1877 Newport Pagnell
  • 1881 disappears
  • 1883 Bridgend – Congregational ministry
  • 1884 Tavistock
  • 1888-1894 St John’s Wood Terrace, London

References

Surman Index id: 24588

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • Charles was my great-great-grandfather. His father was James Shergold (born 1824).
    In 1880 he published a book – “Trees of the Lord, or Emblems of Christian Life”.
    I have several good portrait photos of him if these are of any interest.

    By Michael Powe (23/02/2021)

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