Ward, William (1809-1889)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early years

William was born on 2 February 1809 at Beighton, Derbyshire. William’s parents were poor so his only education came through attending an Anglican Sunday School. He was sent down the pit as a boy to earn a living.

Ministry

William was converted at a camp meeting on 30 May 1828. He was on full plan from December 1832 and in 1835 became an itinerant minister.

His obituary records; ‘He was of a quiet cautious turn of mind, very upright in his conduct, and a diligent student of the word of God.’

Family

He married Mary Yates on 30 October 1838. She was born on 15 October 1797 and died on17 September 1881.

William died on 14 February 1889 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1835 Manchester
  • 1836 Oldham
  • 1837 Bolton
  • 1838 Liverpool
  • 1840 Mattishall
  • 1842 Hadleigh
  • 1845 Wangford
  • 1846 Framlington
  • 1847 Docking
  • 1848 Lynn
  • 1850 Fakenham
  • 1852 Norwich l
  • 1854 Briston
  • 1856 Rockland
  • 1858 Kelsale
  • 1861 Wisbech
  • 1863 Yarmouth
  • 1865 Fakenham
  • 1867 N Walsham
  • 1869 Aylsham
  • 1871 Sheffield l (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861/385; 1883/690 (Mary)

The Primitive Methodist 1889/134

PM Minutes 1889/26

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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