William Moore

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1904

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1904

1837-1905

By Geoff Dickinson

Early years

William was born in 1837 at Lane Ends, nr Keighley, Yorkshire. The 1851 census shows William working as a worsted spinner, living with his grand-parents, Joseph and Elizabeth.

William attended a Wesleyan lovefeast with his grandmother when a child which stuck in his memory. William committed himself to Christ in January 1855. He worked as a local preacher for two years before becoming an itinerant minister.

Ministry

William’s 1889 biography records that William developed a knowledge of Hebrew and Greek.

His obituary records that William was a cheerful, breezy and optimistic man. He had the art of making many friends and few foes.

Family

William married Ann Russell (1819-1903) on 3 July 1863 at Cranbrook, Kent.

William married Susanna Harriet Ling (1848-1938) on 23 May 1904 at Great Yarmouth.

William died on 30 September 1905 at Colchester, Essex.

Circuits

  • 1859 Chelmsford
  • 1860 Hammersmith
  • 1861 Croydon
  • 1862 Sheerness
  • 1867 Baldock
  • 1867 Ely
  • 1869 Yarmouth
  • 1872 Thetford
  • 1873 Briston
  • 1876 Swaffham
  • 1879 Downham
  • 1881 Stowmarket
  • 1883 Ipswich
  • 1884 Rockland
  • 1888 Wymondham
  • 1891 Martham
  • 1894 Harwick
  • 1895 Colchester
  • 1900 Colchester (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889/513; 1904/657 (Ann); 1907/71

PM Minutes 1906/18

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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