Samuel was born on 11 May 1781 at Oldham, Lancashire. I have been unable to unambiguously identify his parents in online records.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Samuel in Grimsby.
- 1841 hawker
- 1851 pauper (hat maker)
- 1861 formerly hawker
He married Betty Crossley (b1782) on 16 June 1799 at Prestwich. Census returns identify four children.
- Harriet (1815-1899) – married Thomas Ogelsby, a mariner (1851), in 1840
- Henry (1820-1892) – a grocer (1861); a smack owner & fish merchant (1871)
- William (1821-1871)- a twine spinner (1861)
- Mary (b abt1826) – only identified in 1841 census return
Samuel died on 22 January 1863 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire. He was buried on 25 January 1863
- 1821 Nottingham
- 1822 Scotter
- 1823 Grimsby
- 1824 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers