Henry Daniels (c1802-1869)
Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christowe in the County of Devon.
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Witnesses: John Furneaux, Mary Stranger
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
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.
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”.