Sapcoat, William (1807-1872)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early years

William was born on 18 January 1807 at Burton Lazers, Leicestershire to parents William and Ruth. His parents were Wesleyans and brought him up in that tradition. William was converted in 1822 and soon became a Wesleyan local preacher.


In 1833 he identified with the PM missionaries who came to Melton Mowbray and joined with them becoming a class leader and local preacher. In 1835 he became an itinerant minister.

William’s obituary records that on most of his stations membership was increased. Sadly in later years his health deteriorated and he had to superannuate in 1863.


William married Sarah Bond (abt 1811-1841) in 1840 at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

He married Harriet Edden (1818-1869) at Stratford upon Avon in 1842. Census returns identify one child.

  • William Edden (1843-1885) – a grocer/draper.

William died on 18 August 1872 at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.


  • 1836 Shrewsbury
  • 1837 Tunstall
  • 1838 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1839 Stratford
  • 1840 Swaffham
  • 1842 Aylsham
  • 1844 Bury St Edmunds
  • 1846 Wangford
  • 1849 Portsmouth
  • 1852 Pembroke
  • 1855 Wrexham
  • 1856 Spalding &c
  • 1859 Lincoln
  • 1860 Chesterfield
  • 1862 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1863 Melton Mowbray (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861/fr; 1873/746

PM Minutes 1873/7

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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