Smethurst, Samuel (1781-1863)

Family

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

Circuits

  • 1821 Nottingham
  • 1822 Scotter
  • 1823 Grimsby
  • 1824 ceased

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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