Whitefield, William (1805-1871)

A transcription of the obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.G. Wright is attached.

Family

William was born on 30 August 1805 at Frome, Somerset, to parents William and Sarah. He was baptised on 8 February 1806 at St John, Frome.

He married Jane Maddeford, nee Prior (1815-1895) on 5 August 1852 at Adelaide, South Australia. Records identify two children.

  • Sarah Ann (1853-1946) – married William Rothwell Pounsett inn 1876
  • William John (1856-1873)

William died on 2 November 1871 at Willunga, South Australia.

Circuits

  • 1837 Reading
  • 1842 Hertford
  • 1843 Essex Mission
  • 1844 Brentford
  • 1845 London
  • 1846 Glasgow
  • 1847 Edinburgh
  • 1849 Calder Bank
  • 1850 Baldock
  • 1851 Burra Burra – Australia
  • 1853 Adelaide
  • 1854 Mount Barker
  • 1859 Adelaide
  • 1860 Willunga
  • 1863 Willunga (S)
  • 1871 Strathylbyn

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1873/177

PM Minutes 1872/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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