Nathaniel was born on 8 March 1825 at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, to parents John, a hatter (1841), and Susanna. He was baptised on 1 May 1825 at Cirencester.
The Surman Index records that Nathaniel attended the Cotton End Academy, Bedfordshire in 1849.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Nathaniel.
- 1841 apprentice grocer
- 1851 theological student
- 1861 grocer at Mathon, Ledbury, Worcestershire
- 1871 grocer & general dealer
- 1881 grocer (master)
- 1891 retired grocer & provision dealer
- 1901 honorary evangelist
He married Harriet Cook (abt1822-1894) in early 1854 in the Cirencester Registration District, Gloucestershire. Census returns identify two children.
- Ellen (1856-1970)
- Charles Nathaniel (1863-1922) – a grocer (1891); a baker (1901)
He married Jane Eyles (1845-1928) in late 1895 in the Ledbury Registration District, Herefordshire.
Nathaniel died on 12 January 1908 at Chapel House, West Malvern, Worcestershire.
- 1845 Highworth
- 1846 Newbury
- 1848 Christchurch
- 1849 Sherborne
- 1850 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman Index id: 27471
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