Wainwright, William (1801-1872)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1857 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1857
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early years

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.

Ministry

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’.

Family

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.

Circuits

  • 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)

References

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

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