Tetley, Charles George (1843-1916)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916


A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by H.Y. (Henry Yooll) is attached. He includes the following.

“He was a most reverent and intelligent student of the Bible, and a profound believer in the reality of the spiritual and unseen. He could never be an agnostic, his feet were too firmly planted on the Rock for that, and it was his joy to prove the highest truths on the pulses of his soul. Yet he was broad and open-minded, sought ever to get at the heart of things, and particularly in his later years was wonderfully optimistic. His interest in current affairs both in the Church and the world was both keen and wide.“


Charles was born in the summer of 1843 at Walsingham, Norfolk, to parents George Tetley, a PM minister, and Anne Fenton.

He married Luanne Sabine Reeve (1848-1928) in the summer of 1871 in the Norwich Registration District, Norfolk. Census returns identify six of seven children.

  • Charles Reeve (1872-1932) – an engineer’s clerk (1901); a printer’s cashier (1911)  
  • Lily (b1877)    
  • Marian (b abt1880) – a music teacher (1901); emigrated to Canada in 1911  
  • Ernest Edward (1881-1954)  – emigrated to Canada in 1904; a farmer 1916   
  • Ethel (abt1885-1936)  
  • Arthur George (1888-1938) – emigrated to Canada in 1924; a salesman (1935) 

Charles died on 16 June 1916 at Whickham, Gateshead, Co. Durham.


  • 1867 Wolsingham
  • 1868 Carlisle
  • 1870 Durham
  • 1874 Newcastle
  • 1877 Staithes
  • 1881 Hetton
  • 1883 N Shields
  • 1885 Guisborough
  • 1889 Crook
  • 1892 Berwick
  • 1894 Haywards Heath
  • 1897 Newcastle II (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/712

PM Minutes 1916/287

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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