Tingle, William (1854-1926)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915

Early years

William was born in 1854 at Grantham, Lincolnshire. His father was a local preacher.

William was converted under the ministry of Rev J Cooper Antliff when he was fourteen and became a local preacher when seventeen years old. On moving to Lincoln, his gifts and graces so appealed to people that they speedily recommended him for ministry.


William served as Secretary of the Leeds District at the time of the centenary appeal. For three years William served on the Handsworth School Board.

His obituary records that William was of a studious and winsome nature, and in all his circuits he exercised a gracious ministry; wise in council, faithful in friendships. His ministry was distinctly evangelical.

Whilst at Bottesford an illness overtook him and incapacitated him for further work. He moved to Grantham and was largely confined to the house.


William married Mary Lacey (1863-1912) in the spring of 1884 at Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify two children.

William married Elizabeth A Taylor (abt1866-1937) in the summer of 1913 at Pontefract Yorkshire.

William died on 30 April 1926 at Grantham, Lincolnshire. He was interred at Arnold, Nottinghamshire where his first wife was buried.


  • Sunderland
  • 1879 Belper
  • 1881 Nottingham I
  • 1883 Clay Cross
  • 1884 W Bromwich
  • 1887 Torquay
  • 1889 Sheffield VII
  • 1901 Rawmarsh
  • 1903 Leeds IV
  • 1906 Leeds II
  • 1910 Clay Cross
  • 1912 Brierley Hill
  • 1915 Southend
  • 1917 Newport, Salop
  • 1921 Bottesford
  • 1922 Grantham (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/210; 1927/290

PM Minutes 1926/289

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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