Wainwright, William (1801-1872)
William was born in 1801 in Worcester. He was orphaned at the age of 7 and went to London at the age of 14. He was converted in 1826 through the preaching of Richard Howchin. Shortly after this he became an exhorter on the plan.
William helped to establish the Primitive Methodist church in Ipswich. The first church was the one in Rope Walk.
His obituary records that ‘ as a preacher he was very acceptable and useful’.
William married Sarah (1802-1869) at Cambridge in 1841. Records identify two children.
- William (1843-1871) – a PM Minister
- Sarah (1846-1935) – married William George Goddard, a chartered accountant
William died on 9 August 1872 in Norwich, Norfolk.
- 1833 Upwell
- 1834 Mattishall
- 1836 Yarmouth
- 1837 Ipswich
- 1839 Mattishall
- 1840 Cambridge
- 1842 Yarmouth
- 1844 Wisbech
- 1846 E Dereham
- 1848 Wangford
- 1850 Norwich ll
- 1852 Brandon
- 1853 Yarmouth
- 1855 Lynn
- 1857 Norwich
- 1860 Rockland
- 1862 Wangford
- 1864 Lynn
- 1867 E Dereham
- 1869 E Dereham (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1857 (portrait); 1873/670
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers