Robert was born abt1837 at Stanhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, to parents Joseph, a lead ore miner (1851), and Deborah. He was baptised on 26 February 1837 at St John’s Chapel, Weardale.
Before entering the ministry Robert was a lead ore miner (1851).
He married Martha Brown Scott (1845-1913) on 28 September 1870 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
Robert died on 11 July 1891 at Kenmore, Perthshire.
- 1861 Shotley Bridge
- 1863 Allendale
- 1864 disappears
- 1864 March, Cambridgeshire – Congregational minister
- 1870 Albany, Brentford
- 1874 Albany Chapel, Camberwell
- 1881 Sarisbury Green, Hampshire
- 1885-1887 Hounslow
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman Index id: 30522
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