William Chubb

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855

Copy provided by Steven Carter

1808-1874

By Geoff Dickinson

William was born on 10 April 1808 at Derrill, Pyworthy, Devon, to parents William Chubb and Elizabeth Colmer.

Ministry

William attended a Primitive Methodist camp meeting in 1829, which led to his conversion. He soon engaged in two years of local ministry before becoming a travelling preacher. His obituary records that William laboured with zeal, general acceptance and success at his stations. Sadly his health failed in 1866 and he had to apply for superannuation.

Family

William married Martha Griffiths (1809-1877) on10 July 1838 at Dilwyn, Herefordshire. Martha was a class leader and local preacher. Records identify five children.

  • Elizabeth Ann (b1839)
  • Martha Maria (1840-1897) – married Alfred Hockey, a baker.
  • Mary Jane (1844-1923) – married John Andrews, a farmer
  • William Griffiths (1845-1930) – a draper; local preacher
  • Samuel Richard (b1849) – known to have been a local preacher.

William died on 19 January 1874 at Ludlow, Shropshire.

Circuits

  • 1832 Birmingham
  • 1833 Kidderminster
  • 1834 Cwm
  • 1837 Ramsor
  • 1838 Dudley
  • 1839 Congleton
  • 1841 Bishops Castle
  • 1844 Oswestry
  • 1846 Coventry
  • 1847 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1848 Halifax
  • 1851 Leeds
  • 1852 Barnsley
  • 1853 Easingwold
  • 1854 Dawley
  • 1856 Leintwardine
  • 1859 Leominster and Weobly
  • 1860 Market Drayton
  • 1862 Church Stretton
  • 1865 Shrewsbury
  • 1866 Shrewsbury (S)
  • 1867 Ludlow

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855/641 (portrait); 1875/111; 1878/375 (wife)

PM Minutes 1874/7

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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