Todd, Stephen (1832-1906)

Family

Stephen was born in 1832 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to parents Robert, a shoe maker (1841), and Maria. He was baptised on 24 October 1832 at St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Stephen.

  • 1851 a tailor’s assistant
  • 1861 PM minister
  • 1871 Independent minister of Ruffles’ Memorial Chapel, Liverpool
  • 1881 Independent minister of Oxford Rd Congregational Church, Putney
  • 1891 Congregational minister
  • 1901 retired Congregational minister

He married Rebecca Cranstone (1832-1896)  in the summer of 1857 in the Hackney Registration District, London. Census returns identify four children.

  • Rebecca Mary Matilda (1859-1931) – a schoolmistress (1891); a boating hose keeper (1911)
  • Stephen Robert (1860-1936) – a science inspector, London County Council (1911)        
  • Jessie Maria (1862-1936) – a schoolmistress (1891); a boarding house keeper (1911)  
  • William Cranstoun (1864-1933)  – a merchant’s book keeper (1891); managing clerk to chartered accountant (1911)

Stephen died on 7 December 1906 at Putney, London

Circuits

  • 1853 London I
  • 1856 Bridgewater
  • 1857 Glasgow
  • 1859 Paisley
  • 1861 Glasgow
  • 1862 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Stephen does not appear in the Surman Index

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