Sheasby, William (1836-1905)
William was born on 17 September 1836 at Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire to parents Thomas and Elizabeth. Thomas worked the land.
William’s parents attended the Church of England services. William was converted through a sermon preached by a Mr Goodwin, who went on to be a minister in Canada. Within nine months William was a local preacher.
William’s obituary records that he was one of those plodding, faithful, unobtrusive workers to whom the Connexion owes a deep debt of gratitude.
His work was his joy; and in it he maintained a spirit of cheerfulness amid all discouragements. He loved the Bible and delighted to declare a full, free, and present salvation.
Robert married Elizabeth Hannah Warner I1836-1921) in 1864 at Banbury, Oxfordshire. Elizabeth was a sister of George Warner. Census returns identify five children.
- Elizabeth Annie (b1868)
- George (1869-1948) – a cashier (1911)
- Edwin (1872-1892) – an assistant schoolmaster
- Tom (1875-1967) – insurance agent (1901); emigrated to Canada in 1906
- Georgina Helen (1880-1957) – married Richard Duckett, an assurance collector (1911)
Robert died on 10 January 1905 at Nottingham.
- 1861 Basingstoke
- 1862 Salisbury
- 1864 Cranborne
- 1865 Banbury
- 1866 Newbury
- 1868 Andover
- 1870 Malmsbury
- 1873 Brinkworth
- 1875 Chinor
- 1878 Micheldever
- 1881 Sturminster
- 1885 Malmesbury
- 1886 Witney
- 1890 Salisbury
- 1892 Romsey
- 1895 Chinnor
- 1897 Presteign
- 1900 Church Stretton
- 1904 Nottingham (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 892/705; 1906/742
PM Minutes 1905/33
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Warner Family Tree on Ancestry.com