Henry Daniels (c1802-1869)


Sample of writing


Marriage certificate


Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christowe in the County of Devon.

When married:

26 August 1841

Name and Surname:

Henry Daniels               Jane Stranger


of            full          age


Widower                     Spinster

Rank or profession:

Wesleyan Minister

Residence at the time of marriage:

Holdsworthy                 Shutamoor

Father’s name and surname:

John Daniels                Richard Stranger

Rank or profession of father:

Tradesman                   Farmer


Witnesses: John Furneaux, Mary Stranger


1851 census


East Street, Ashburton [HO107/1871 f290]


Henry Daniels     Head M  47    Wesleyan Minister   Sheffield-Yks

Jane Daniels      Wife M  33                        Bovey Tracey-Dev

George S. Daniels Son       7    Scholar             Holsworthy-Dev

Elizabeth Daniels Daur      5                        St Mawes-Con

Jane Daniels      Daur      3                        Kingsbridge-Dev

Henry Daniels     Son      9mths                     Buckfastleigh-Dev

Elizabeth Chatt   Serv U  16    House Servant       Buckfastleigh-Dev


Obituary of The Rev. Henry Daniels [author unknown]


HENRY DANIELS was born at Ecclesfield near Sheffield, in the year 1802. Early in life, through the instrumentality of the late Rev. Theophilus Lessey, he became a subject of the converting grace of God. After having been engaged for a time in different departments of Christian work in the town in which he resided, he was recommended as a candidate for the ministry, and in the year 1828 received his first appointment to a Circuit. With unwavering confidence in God he persevered in the great work to which he was called. As a minister,he preached the Word plainly

and forcefully; and it was his happiness to take part in several extensive revivals of religion in Circuits in which he travelled. As a Superintendent, his administration was judicious, his judgement sound and his integrity unswerving. Though naturally retiring and diffident, he knew

how to administer reproof when necessary, “speaking the truth in love”. An entire freedom from selfishness and a  deep humility of spirit, were prominent features of his character. A true friend, a faithful pastor, an affectionate husband and father, a cheerful Christian, he was “an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity”. After thirty-seven years of toil, spent almost entirely in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, his health, which had been failing for some time, completely broke down, and he was compelled to retire from active service. In “feebleness extreme”, his mind was  kept in peace.

Trusting in the Lord Jesus, he waited for His coming; and on November 8th, 1869, in the sixty-eighth year of his age, and the forty-second of his ministry, he entered into rest.


His Appointments


                            1828 ASHBURTON        1846 KINGSBRIDGE

                            1831 TIVERTON         1848 ASHBURTON

                            1832 SOUTH PETHERTON  1851 CALLINGTON

                            1834 OKEHAMPTON       1854 SAINT JUST

                            1836 TAVISTOCK        1857 MARAZION

                            1838 ASHBURTON        1860 SAINT AGNES

                            1841 HOLSWORTHY       1863 SAINT COLUMB

                            1843 SAINT MAWES      1865 BECAME SUPERNUMERARY


At the time of his death he was a supernumerary at Tywardreath in the St. Austell Circuit.


I have compiled this itinerary from the various “Minutes of Conference”.