A transcription of the obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by James B Knapp is attached. he provides an overview of Edward’s ministry, which was very missionary based. before entering the ministry he worked as a missionary in the villages around the town of Ellesmere. In most of his circuits he saw significant increases in membership. He was forced to superannuate in 1851 die to ill-health which could be traced back to sleeping in a damp bed for two nights. he settled at Clinton in the Bishop’s Castle circuit where he continued to preach whilst health permitted.
Edward was born on 2 March 1805 at Ellesmere, Shropshire.
He married Martha Langford (1806-1887) on 6 July 1835 at Clun, Shropshire
Edward died on 6 March 1875 at Clunton, Shropshire.
- 1830 Cwm (1 yr 6 mths)
- 1831 Hopton (6 mths)
- 1832 Kidderminster
- 1833 Bishop’s Castle
- 1835 Burland
- 1837 Presteigne
- 1839 Ramsor
- 1841 Newcastle-u-Lyme
- 1844 Cwm
- 1846 Macclesfield
- 1846 Burland
- 1851 Bishop’s Castle (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1875/481
PM Minutes 1875/12
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers