Wade, Samuel (1802-1865)


A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by H.B. is attached. It records the following.

“As a preacher, Mr. Wade did not belong to the eloquent class. Yet his method of handling a subject was perspicuous, his divisions were natural and distinct, and his familiarity with the Scriptures enabled him to substantiate with authority the propositions he laid down. He was remarkably pointed and heart-searching in showing up the secret sins and failings of professors, and in urging upon them the necessity of entire holiness. This made him somewhat unpopular among those half-hearted ones who could not say, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” He was peculiarly grand in prayer; and his powerful lungs enabled him to exercise freely, which made him a great help in a prayer-meeting. He was also a man of much private prayer and communion with God. He lived in the enjoyment of the blessing of full sanctification, and frequently in converse with the dear friends who gathered around him, he would express his earnest desire to depart and be with Christ for ever.”


Samuel was born in January 1802 at High Town, Birstall, Yorkshire.

He married Lydia Cockerill (abt1810-1873) in early 1845 in the Newport Pagnell Registration District, Buckinghamshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Samuel (1846-1854)   

Samuel died on 18 December 1865 at Old Shildon, Co. Durham.


  • 1836 Oswestry
  • 1837 Cwm
  • 1838 Tunstall
  • 1839 Newcastle-u-Lyme
  • 1840 Dudley
  • 1842 Motcombe
  • 1843 Child Okeford
  • 1844 Buckingham
  • 1845 Newport Pagnell
  • 1846 Pillowell
  • 1847 Maidstone
  • 1848 Brentwood
  • 1849 Summercotes
  • 1850 Kniveton
  • 1851 Brough
  • 1852 Durham
  • 1854 Penrith
  • 1855 Darlington
  • 1856 Darlington (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866/356

PM Minutes 1866/9

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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