Willis, Charles Simpson (1836-1916)

Family

Charles was born in 1836 at Wickersley, Yorkshire, to parents Richard Willis, a quarry mason (1851), and Margaret Simpson.

Before entering the ministry Charles was an apprentice stone mason (1851).

He married Sarah Ann Clark (1836-1916) in the summer of 1862 in West London. Census returns identify six children.

  • Walter Richard Charles (1863-1935) – a book-keeper (1911)
  • Matilda Sarah Margaret (1864-1944) – married Thomas Telfer Brown, a farmer (1901)
  • Josephine E (b abt1866)
  • Castolar C (b abt1871) – a farmer (1921)
  • Sylvia Minnie S (b abt1872) – married George J Mitchell, a railway agent (1901)
  • Alfred Ernest John  (1874-1942) – a station agent (1901)

Charles died on 8 February 1916 at Saskatchewan, Canada

Circuits

  • 1859 Liskeard
  • 1860 Gloucester
  • 1861 London II
  • 1862 Bagshot
  • 1866 Belfast
  • 1867 Marlborough
  • 1869 Hastings
  • 1870 Portland – Canada
  • 1873 Stratford
  • 1876 Wingham
  • 1877 Bowral
  • 1878 Laskey
  • 1879 Aurora
  • 1880 Woodstock
  • 1882 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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