A transcription of Journal Extracts published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine is attached covering a time when William was stationed in the Weardale branch of the Hull Circuit in 1825.
A transcription of Journal Extracts published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine is attached relating to the American mission in 1830. This covers his arrival in New York and time in Philadelphia
A transcription of a report from Philadelphia in the form of a letter dated 2 March 1831 is attached.
The story of the American mission continues in a transcription of extracts from William’s Journal in 1831.
The final two transcriptions cover time in Canada in 1832. These conclude with a snapshot of the Canadian Mission with a list of preaching places and preachers.
The record of William’s arrival in New York in 1829 gives his year of birth as 1797.
Kendall makes reference to William attending the September 1839 Quarterly Meeting of the Hull Circuit.
There is a further record of an entry for William Sommersides into the USA in late1840.
A Rev William Summersides died on 12 May 1868 at Hazel Green, Grant County, Wisconsin, aged 71. He was married to Mary G Cooper (abt1800-1868).
- 1822 Hull
- 1830 Philadelphia
- 1831 Canada
- 1839 Hull
- 1840 disappears
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1827/199; 1831/14; 1831/276; 1832/177; 1832/329; 1833/114
J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p202 & 309ff
H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1, p455
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers