Trenwith, Richard Williams Rowe (1837-1906)

Family

Richard was born in 1837 at Penzance, Cornwall, to parents John, a master boot and shoe maker (1851), and Eliza. He was baptised on 20 August 1837 at St Mary, Penzance.

Richard worked as a shoemaker before entering the ministry.

He married Sarah Stoneman (abt1841-1931) in the summer of 1866 in the East Grinstead Registration District, Sussex. Census returns identify six children.

  • William Henry (b abt1870) – a watchmaker & jeweller (1901)
  • Arthur Richard (b abt1874) – a stationer’s traveller (1901)
  • John Ballantyne (1875-1951) – a steelworks chemist (1901); an elocution teacher (1939)
  • Charles C (abt1879-1919) – a chemist & druggist (1901)
  • Selina Jane (b1881)
  • Robert Watson (b abt1884) – clerk at ironworks (1901)

Richard died on 23 June 1906 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Circuits

  • 1861 Liskeard
  • 1862 Dartmouth
  • 1863 Teignmouth
  • 1864 Maldon
  • 1866 Croydon
  • 1868 Hertford
  • 1869 Gloucester
  • 1871 Paisley
  • 1874 Holborn Hill
  • 1875 disappears
  • 1874 Kilwinning, Ayrshire – Congregational ministry
  • 1878 Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
  • 1888-1903 Bellshill, Lanarkshire

References

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

Surman Index id: 27508

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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