Weatherill, Thomas (1848-1929)

Family

Thomas was born in the spring of 1848 at Whitby, Yorkshire, to parents Thomas Weatherill, a cow-keeper (1861), and Sarah Cook. His brother, William, was also a PM minister, who moved to Canada.

He married Frances Howgate (abt1854-1926) in the summer of 1878 at Whitby, Yorkshire. Records identify ten children.

  • William Arthur (1879-1963
  • Mabel (1881-
  • Elvira (1883-1944) – married William Edgar Sleep, a Methodist Home Missionary (1919), in 1909; died in New Zealand
  • Edna (b1884) – not identified after birth record
  • Mark Edward (b abt1884) – identified on passenger list travelling to Australia in 1885
  • Violet Maud (1885-1895)
  • Edna Greta (1887-1888)
  • Ewart Maurice (1889-1953) – a schoolmaster (1930)
  • Joseph Cook (1889-1973)
  • Ivy Whitby Cecelia Pretoria (b1900) – died between 1926 and 1930
  • Thomas died on 26 October 1929 at Paynham, South Australia.

Circuits

  • 1874 N Sunderland
  • 1876 Carlisle
  • 1878 Brompton
  • 1881 N Sunderland
  • 1883 Barnard castle
  • 1885 to Australia
  • 1885 New Olenda
  • 1886 Mount barker
  • 1888 Moonta
  • 1891 Mallala
  • 1896 Gawler
  • 1897 Dawson
  • 1898 Yongola
  • 1899 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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