Wilshaw, Samuel (1807-1873)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1854 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1854
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early years

Samuel was born on 7 June 1807 at Warslow, Staffordshire to parents Samuel and Catherine. He was baptised on 14 June 1807 at Elkstone and Warslow, Staffordshire. The family moved to Nesherton, Staffordshire when Samuel was young. He was brought up in the Baptist tradition. Samuel was converted under the preaching of John Nelson and joined the Primitive Methodists.

Ministry

The Reverand J Wright writes in his obituary; ‘As a preacher he was well received, especially by the educated and intelligent, those who could distinguish mental power and worth from more empty declamation. His sermons, carefully prepared, were rich in evangelical amd matured thought, giving evidence of a well cultivated and balanced mind.’

Family

Samuel married Mary Geach (1808-1838) on 25 June 1835 at Kenwyn, Cornwall. They had one child.

  • Samuel Thomas (1838-1908) – a pharmaceutical chemist

Samuel married Eleanor Stevens (1797-1881) in 1841 at Redruth, Cornwall. He died on 29 January 1873 at Southampton, Hampshire

Circuits

  • 1830 Hopton Bank
  • 1831 Shrewsbury
  • 1832 Wrockwardinewood (6mths)
  • 1832 Prees (6 mths)
  • 1833 Redruth
  • 1834 St Ives
  • 1835 Chippenham
  • 1837 Redruth
  • 1840 St Ives
  • 1841 Bath
  • 1843 Poole
  • 1845 Hereford
  • 1846 Stroud
  • 1847 Cirencester
  • 1848 Reading
  • 1850 Petersfield
  • 1851 Newbury
  • 1853 Maidenhead
  • 1854 Luton
  • 1855 Sheerness
  • 1856 St Ives (Sup)
  • 1857 Penzance
  • 1860 Brierley Hill
  • 1864 Southampton

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1840/411 (Mary); 1854/257 (portrait); 1874/47

PM Minutes 1873/7

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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