Stafford, Samuel (1834-1902)

Family

Samuel was born in 1834 at Woodley, Cheshire, to parents Charles, an engineer (1851), and Sarah.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Samuel.

  • 1851 power loom weaver – cotton
  • 1861 cotton washer
  • 1871 PM minister
  • 1881 PM minister
  • 1891 PM minister
  • 1901 traveller

Samuel continued to consider himself a PM minister long after he ceased to be stationed. Did he retire due to ill health? There is not an obituary for him.

He married Elizabeth Allcock (1824-1909) in the summer of 1871 at Belper PM Chapel, Derbyshire.

Samuel died on 18 October 1902 at Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Circuits

  • 1864 Loughborough
  • 1865 Sleaford
  • 1867 Ilkeston
  • 1868 Belper
  • 1869 Coningsby
  • 1870 Wirksworth
  • 1872 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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