Taylor, Robert (1826-1910)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915

Early years

Robert was born on 28 July 1826 at Little Clacton, Essex.

He was converted after a camp meeting when he was 18.

Ministry

Robert’s sight failed him while at Dover, leading to his superannuation.

His obituary records that Robert was a patient, plodding, painstaking preacher of the Gospel, loved the work and in his retirement beguiled many an otherwise tedious hour in recounting the privations endured, but above all, the seasons of refreshing enjoyed.

He was a lovable man, always cheerful, always saying the best he could of anyone, loved the House of God, believed in prayer, lived moved, and had his being in a spiritual atmosphere.

Family

Robert married Mary (1831-1915). Census returns identify five children.

  • Susan (1860-1932)
  • William Robert (b1863) – a grocer
  • Mary (b1865)
  • Sophia (b1867)
  • Elizabeth (1871-1924) – married Henry Bean Ellis, a builder and later a sanitary inspector

Robert died on 11 September 1910 at Dover, Kent.

Circuits

  • 1854 Newcastle under Lyme
  • 1855 Birmingham
  • 1856 Oswestry
  • 1857 Knighton
  • 1858 Dawley
  • 1859 Bromsgrove
  • 1862 Ramsor
  • 1863 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1865 Rockland
  • 1867 Yarmouth
  • 1869 N Walsham
  • 1871 Fakenham
  • 1873 Bourton
  • 1875 Brinkworth
  • 1877 Andover
  • 1879 Newbury
  • 1881 Maidenhead
  • 1882 Windsor
  • 1883 Dover
  • 1885 Newport IoW (S)
  • 1886 Dover

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1882 (portrait); 1911/75; 1915/662 (Mary)

PM Minutes 1911/35

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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