Outlines of the History of Methodism in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island -- 1888


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Published Under Direction of the Quarterly Board of the Prince Street Methodist Church by John Thomas Mellish

Published 1888.


NAMES OF EXHORTERS OR LOCAL PREACHERS
ON THE ISLAND BEFORE 1807

1774-1825 Benjamin Chappell
1794-1795 Joshua Newton
1801-1804 Thomas Dawson
1802-1803 Philip Marchington
1805-1806 Thomas Cowdell
1806-1814 Joseph Avard

LISTS OF NAMES OF MINISTERS STATIONED CHARLOTTETOWN
WITH DATES OF APPOINTMENT

1807 Rev. James Bulpitt
1815 Rev. John Hick
1817 Rev. John B. Strong
1818 Rev. William Fishpool
1819 Rev. Robert Alder
1821 Rev. Stephen Bamford
1823 Rev. William Burt
1826 Rev. Henry Pope
1828 Rev. William Temple
1829 Rev. Matthew Richey
1830 Rev. William McDonald
1831 Rev. Stephen Bamford
1833 Rev. William Dowson
1834 Rev. J. P. Hetherington
1836 Rev. Richard Knight
1839 Rev. William Smith
1843 Rev. J. B. Strong
1846 Rev. William Webb
1847 Rev. Charles DeWolfe, A.M.
1848 Rev. Edmund Botterell
1850 Rev. Frederick Smallwood
1852 Rev. Ephraim Evans, D.D.
1854 Rev. John McMurray
1857 Rev. Ingham Sutcliffe
1860 Rev. Henry Daniel
1862 Rev. John Brewster
1864 Rev. Matthew Richey, D.D.
1867 Rev. Henry Pope, Jr.
1870 Rev. Geo. S. Milligan, A.M.
1871 Rev. James Taylor
1873 Rev. D. D. Currie
1876 Rev. John Lathern
1879 Rev. Humphrey P. Cowperthwaite, A.M.
1882 Rev. John Burwash, A.M.
1885 Rev. Job Shenton
1888 Rev. John Read

ASSISTANT MINISTERS

1845 Rev. John Prince
1847 Rev. William McCarty
1849 Rev. Henry Pope, Jr.
1851 Rev. J. R. Narraway, A.M.
1853 Rev. Thomas Gaetz
1854 Rev. T. M. Albrighton
1858 Rev. William Ryan
1859 Rev. W. W. Perkins
1861 Rev. Richard Pratt
1862 Rev. W. C. Brown
1863 Rev. Edwin Evans
1864 Rev. T. D. Hart
1864 Rev. Howard Spraque, A.B.
1866 Rev. Jabez A. Rogers
1871 Rev. H. J. Clarke (Assistant Minister)

UPPER PRINCE STREET CHURCH (PART OF OTHER CIRCUIT)

1871 Rev. Robert McArthur
1873 Rev. William Penna
1874 Rev. Robert Crisp
1876 Rev. William Fielder
1877 Rev. George Steel
1879 Rev. George M. Campbell
1880 Rev. William Tippett
1882 Rev. J. W. Wadman

The three first-named assistants in the above list labored at Pownal; the nine next named also spent their time principally in the country; while the others confined their labors to the city. Pownal was set off as a separate circuit in 1851, Little York and Cornwall in 1858, Souris in 1874, and the Upper Prince Street Church in 1883.

MINISTERS OF UPPER PRINCE STREET CHURCH

1883        Rev. S. H. Rice
1886        Rev. William Harrison

LIST OF MEMBERS OF SOCIETY IN CHARLOTTETOWN - JUNE 20, 1818

Benjamin Chappell Isabella Love
Elizabeth Chappell Catherine Bernard
Thomas Desbrisay Richard Hodgson
Hannah Bulpitt Arrabella Hodgson
Mary Murphy Christopher Cross
Thomas Dawson William Mason
Sophia Crammer John Bovyer
Mary Poole Albert Desbrisay
Christiana Hawkins Helen Desbrisay
John Poole Elizabeth LePage
Thomas Murphy Annabella McNutt
James Snelgrove Helen Seally
Letitia Snelgrove Elizabeth Crammer
Joseph Robinson Richard Dawson
Mary Hood Priscilla Pope
William Pope  

WEST RIVER, 1818

William Crosby Jemima Crosby
William Fawcett ? Fawcett

LIST OF MEMBERS OF SOCIETY IN CHARLOTTETOWN - 1820

Christopher Cross - Leader John Bovyer - Leader Albert Desbrisay - Leader
Christiana Hodgson Jabez Bernard Thomas Pleadwell
Mary Desbrisay John Morris Richard A. Gohegan
Thomas Hodgson Elizabeth Cross Elizabeth Green
Isabella Love John Willey Catharine Crammer
Mary Willey Isaac Smith John Oxley
Jane Smith Thomas Fawcett Mary Hood
Jane Fawcett John Lane Amelia Davies
Richard Gibson Henry Smith ? Gohegan
Catharine Alder Anne Reid Catharine Robinson
Anne Hardy Anne Best John Green

The following lists are for the year 1820:

LOT 48 CLASS

James Kelly - Leader William Farquharson Alexander Mutch
Dorinda Farquharson James Kelly Mary Kelly
Catherine Mutch Jane Mutch James Mutch
Barbara Mason John Poole Susanna Poole
Nicholas Nelder Mary A. Farquharson Maria Farquharson
Jas Farquharson Mary Farquharson John Hood
Mary Hood John Mason  

LOT 49 CLASS

Joyce Lane Lydia Lester Mary Enman
Peter Praught J. Lane John Burhoe
Peter Bollum David Enman Jeremiah Enman
  Phillip Lane  

THREE RIVERS CLASS

Wm. Roberts - Leader Dimbo Suckles Mary Suckles
David Guadian Duncan Robertson John Thompson
Janet Stewart Janet Stewart, 2nd James Stewart

MURRAY HARBOR CLASS (FRENCH)

Catherine DeJersey - Leader Thomas DeJersey Hebrey Roberts
Hebrey Roberts Jr. Susannah Roberts Daniel Machion
Elizabeth Taudvin Frances Machion Elizabeth Brehaut
Fanny Marquand Elizabeth Marquand Susannah Marquand
  John Taudvin  

MURRAY HARBOR CLASS (ENGLISH)

John Sullivan Margaret Sullivan Richamy Sencebaugh
James Richards John LeLacheur John LeLacheur Jr.
William Bishop Marcia Bishop Henry Brehaut
Frances Brehaut Mathew Brehaut Elizabeth Sencebaugh

LITTLE YORK CLASS - 1821

John Stewart - Leader William Sellers Mary Sellers
Mary Tombs Thomas Hardy Elizabeth Hardy
Robert Vesey James Snelgrove Alex. Hayden
Jane Hayden Catharine Robinson John Robinson
James Stewart Jane Scott Elizabeth Wyand
George West Mary Higgins
- Covehead
Mrs. Snelgrove


A LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE METHODIST SOCIETY
(CHARLOTTETOWN CIRCUIT)
TAKEN AFTER THE MARCH VISITATION OF THE CLASSES - 1829

SUNDAY CLASS

Christopher Cross - Leader Elizabeth Cross Charles Welsh
Joseph Robinson Thomas Dawson William Prowse
Agnes Prowse Robert Weeks William Sellers
Sarah Sellers Elizabeth Collins Richard Gibson
George Snelgrove Grace Snelgrove Matilda McKinnon
John Patterson Susanna Tanton John T. Thomas
Robert Sellers   John Johnson

TUESDAY EVENING CLASS

John Bovyer - Leader Elizabeth Bovyer Amelia Davies
Annabella Morris Helen Desbrisay Hannah Bulpitt
Mary Desbrisay Jabez Barnard Catherine Barnard
Catherine Barnard, 2nd Henry Smith Sarah Ann Temple

THURSDAY EVENING CLASS

Isaac Smith - Leader Jane Smith William Tanton
Robert Longworth Thomas Terlizzick Elizabeth Terlizzick
John Summers Nancy Davison Isabella Love
John Trenaman Lois Welsh Anne Williams
Matilda Williams John Wadman Hannah Hutchinson

LOT 48 CLASS

William Farquharson - Leader Dorinda Farquharson Mary Ann Farquharson
Barbara Mason Rebecca Nelder William Mason
James Kelly Maria Kelly John Callidan
  Joseph Nelder  

LOT 49 CLASS

William Fletcher - Leader Jeremiah Enman Joyce Lane
Elizabeth LePage Mary Enman Phillip Lane
Catherine Burke David Gay Jane Acorn
Thomas Crawford Joyce Gay John Gay
Mary Weatherby Elizabeth Lane Ann Lane
Peter Bollum Robert Wood David Enman
Sarah Burhoe John Lane Lydia Lane
Susannah Wetherby Jane Fletcher Eleanor Acorn
Ann Acorn Margaret Jenkins Elizabeth Enman
James Laird Jeremiah Enman, 2nd Margaret Enman
  Elizabeth Gay  

LITTLE YORK CLASS

William Ireland - Leader Eliza Ireland Thomas Hardy
Elizabeth Hardy George West Hannah West
Thomas Pladwell William Sellers Elizabeth Sellers
Manasseh Owen Eleanor Owen Thomas Best
Anne Best William Large Margaret Large
Mary Deacon Mary Hardy Jesse Vickerson
Mary Toombs John Fall, 2nd Nancy Fall
  Robert West  

COVE HEAD CLASS

William Bovyer - Leader Mary Bovyer Mary Higgins
Elizabeth Poole John Fall Elizabeth Fall
  John Poole  

CORNWALL CLASS

James Kellow - Leader Jane Kellow Elizabeth Kellow
William Passmore Anne Passmore John Boyle
Anne Boyle Margaret Boyle Mary Wilson
  John Wilson  

TOTAL 128


MEMBERS OF SOCIETY ON THE CHARLOTTETOWN CIRCUIT
FOR THE YEAR 1839

CLASS I

Charles Welsh - Leader Hugh Perkins John Passmore
Mark Butcher Margaret Butcher Josiah Chappell
Benjamin Chappell Robert Boyle Judith Boyle
John Rider, Senr. Elizabeth Carter Sophia Terlizzick
John Yeo   Matilda Butcher

CLASS II

Isaac Smith - Leader Jane Smith Matilda Brecken
Charity McNeill Ann Williams Jane Weeks
Mary Barnard Ralph Brecken C. C. Davison
Nancy Davison Elizabeth Anderson Elizabeth Cantelo
Richard Heartz John Williams Henry Narraway
Elizabeth Narraway Miss Stagman Watson Duchemin
Sarah Duchemin Mary Binns Sarah Moore
Mary Rowe Harriett Bryenton Martha Knight
Elizabeth Parkin Louisa Trenaman Catherine Jenkins
William McKay James Connell Margaret Roper
Mary Poole Elizabeth McNiven Mrs. Faught

CLASS III

George Beer - Leader Susanna Beer James Cooper
Jane Cooper John Trenaman Thomas Terlizzick
Sophia Terlizzick John Bremner Mary Ann Fraught
Sarah Bremner Ann Beer William Bagnall
George Beer, Jun. George Beer (elder) John Putman
Mary Putman   Eliz. Sophia Roper

CLASS IV

Elizabeth McGowan - Leader Jane Binns Sarah Gardiner
Mary Chappell Emma Collins Eliza Moore
Sarah Moore Isabella Watts Christiana Watts
Catherine McLauchlin Susanna Roper Ann Rowe
Martha Rowe Honoria Thresher Jane Mitchell

CLASS V

John Bovyer - Leader Elizabeth Bovyer Mary Desbrisay
Emily Holland Mary Knight Mary Bovyer
Elizabeth Brooks Susanna Parker Elizabeth Chappell
Dorothy Chappell Susanna Passmore Catharine Barnard
Kezia Martin   Jane Suckles

CLASS VI

Josiah Parkin - Leader Thomas Dawson William Tanton
Hannah Bulpitt Elizabeth Beer Sarah Hudson
Elizabeth Shepherd William Snellgrove Caroline Davies
Mary Roe Elizabeth Chappell William Butcher
Catherine Douglas Jane Webb Richard Wright
James H.. Down Michael Rice Elizabeth Rice
Jane Mitchell Hannah Mann Grace Shepherd
Mary Snellgrove John Pidwell Elizabeth Pidwell
Rhoda Hartrup Samuel H. Gilbert Mary Shore
Thomas Wittar   John Roper

CLASS VII

James Moore - Leader Jane Beer James Curtis
John Butcher William Shepherd Uriah Matthew
Christopher Smith Manoah Rowe Jabez Barnard
Henry Williams Edward Henry Charles Laird
Theophilus Chappell Jonathan Parkin William Goodwin
George Brace William Duchemin Joseph Hardy
Richard Wood   John Suckles

CLASS VIII

Henry Smith - Leader William Shepherd John Hawkins
James Narraway Edward Moore Jabez Rowe
William Passmore Samuel Perkins William Kelly

CLASS IX

Christopher Cross - Leader Elizabeth Cross Lois Welsh
Elizabeth Collins Robert Longworth Margaret Longworth
Thomas Pladwell Margaret Boyle William Pethick
Mary Oxley William Butcher Patience Butcher
William Hodgson John Rider John Rowe
Robert Weeks George Snelgrove Grace Snelgrove
William Warren Ann Warren Catherine Hardy
Robert Sellers Catherine Manning Leah Weldon
John McNeill   George Moore

CLASS X

George Weldon - Leader William Weeks William Dawson
Bertram Moore Thomas Knight Frederick Moore
James Maloney Jane Beer Grace Beer
Hannah Butcher Mary Jane Knight Catherine Smith

CLASS XI -- LITTLE YORK

Adam Bridges - Leader Harriett Bridges Mary Ann Bridges
William Sellers Elizabeth Sellers Sarah Sellers
John Large Sr. William Sellers John Large Jr.
Jane Large Jane Large, 2nd Elizabeth Balderston
Elizabeth Sellers, 2nd Elizabeth Cook George Deacon
Alice Deacon James Crockett Mary West
Elizabeth Gill William Large Sarah Campbell
William Crockett Daniel Crockett John Boyle
Mary Boyle Sancho Campbell William Large, Jr.
Margaret Large Sarah Large Benjamin Balderston
William Vessey Mary Ann Pladwell William Cook
Mrs. McDonald George Hardy Mary Hardy
Jane McDonald   Joanna Crockett

CLASS XII -- LITTLE YORK

John Haycock - Leader Abraham Gill Henry Swan
George West Robert Vessey Mary Hardy
Thomas Hardy William Brent Elizabeth Brent
Charles Hardy Ellen Hardy Henry Hardy

CLASS XIII -- FRENCH FORT

Mannasseh Owen - Leader Hannah Owen Edward Lane
Ann Lane William Pladwell Ann McIntyre
Sister Vickerson Sister Hickey Sister Owen, Sr.
  George Symmonds  

CLASS XIV -- BEDEQUE ROAD

Letita Cook John Cook Matilda Harpur
Sarah Haystead Samuel Harpur Mary Ann Kitt
James Larter James Kitt Jane Fearvour
David Haystead William Hicks Mary Hicks
Patience Warren   James Warren

CLASS XV -- WEST RIVER

James Kelloe Mary Kelloe William Crosby
Elizabeth Wilson John Boyle Mary Boyle
  Zachariah Mayhew  

CLASS XVI -- LOT 48

William Mason - Leader Barbara Mason Elizabeth Mason
William Farquharson Diadem Farquharson John Bovyer
James Kelley Mary Kelly Charles Kelly
  Albert Kelly  

CLASS XVII -- LOT 49

Joseph Sheidow - Leader Ann Sheidow Mary Foster
Philip Lane Elizabeth Enman Joyce Lane
Lydia Lane Samuel Lane John Murray
Margaret Murray James Mellish David Gay
Elizabeth LePage Mary Gay Samuel Drake
Thomas Richards Sarah Burhoe Mary Burhoe
Jeremiah Enman - Leader Agnes Richards Robt. Wood
Robt. Wood, 2nd Jane Enman Nancy Enman
John Burhoe William Wood Mary Wood
Jane Jones David Enman Mary Enman
Edward Burke Ann Acorn Angelina Edwards
Ellen Enman   Mary Burke

TOTAL 323


The Sabbath School in connection with the Church was held for many years twice on the Sabbath. In 1867 the morning school was discontinued. In January, 1852, the Grafton Street School was opened.

The officers of the new school for that year were:

James Moore Superintendent
William E. Dawson Secretary
W. B. Dawson Librarian

In the old school :

John Passmore Superintendent
William Brown Secretary
George R. Beer Assistant Secretary
James R. Watt Librarian

The Methodist Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society met for several years in the Grafton Street Schoolroom. The meetings were held once a week; papers on scientific and other subjects were read; and courses of lectures were sometimes given.

At a meeting of the congregation, held April 21, 1853, a Sabbath School Society was formed, and a constitution adopted.

President, Rev. F. Smallwood, Supt. of Circuit
Treasurer, Ralph Brecken
Secretary, John T. Thomas

Committee:

Thomas DawsonGeorge Beer, Jr.
Mark ButcherJohn Jury
Michael O'HaraW. B. Wellner
Henry SmithRobert Longworth
Hon. Dr. JohnsonJohn Williams
Thos. PladwellRichard Faught

Teachers:

Wm. HeardWm. McKay
Bertram MooreWm. Weeks

Superintendents:

John Passmore, CharlottetownJames Moore, Charlottetown
Wm. Brent, Little YorkEdward Lane, Dunstaffnage
__?__ Edwards, New WiltshireJohn Hobbs, Johnson's Mills

A new constitution was adopted in 1872.

NAMES OF SABBATH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
WITH DATES OF APPOINTMENT

PRINCE STREET SCHOOL

1851        John Passmore, James Moore
1852        John Passmore
1857        William Brown, William Heard
1858        William Brown, Robert A. Strong
1861        William W. Stumbles
1864        William W. Stumbles, William Brown
1865        William E. Dawson, Bertram Moore
1868        William Brown, W. W. Stumbles
1871        William Brown, George Moore
1873        George R. Beer
1874        William Brown
1875        Lemuel L. Beer
1876        Frederick S. Moore
1880        Silas F. Hodgson
1882        Lemuel L. Beer
1883        William Brown
1884        Frederick W. Moore
1886        Fred'k W. Moore, William A. Weeks

GRAFTON STREET SCHOOL

1852        James Moore
1858        Bertram Moore
1860        James Hodgson
1863        William E. Dawson

On the completion of the new Brick Church it was decided that both the Prince Street and Grafton Street Sabbath Schools should unite as one school. Accordingly, on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17th, 1864, both schools met in the basement of the new building for the first time, and a prayer meeting was held. A sabbath school was opened in the Free Church (which was rented for a time as a mission church) in 1871. This school has been in operation ever since, having been held in the Upper Prince Street Church since the erection of that building.

The names of the superintendents are as follows:

1871        William C. Trowan
1874        Charles Full
1877        John Dorsey
1879        John Beer
1881        George E. Full
1883        Lewis W. Goff
1885        Bartholomew Pickard
1886        George W. Ritchie
1888        Augustus Down

In January, 1863, the following statistics of the schools were submitted at the annual meeting:

PRINCE STREET SCHOOL

Scholars on Roll        298
Average Attendance        204
Teachers -- Male, 18; Female, 20        38
Scholars meeting in Class        24
Addresses delivered during the year        32
Prayer Meetings held        18

GRAFTON STREET SCHOOL

Scholars on Roll        137
Average Attendance        90
Teachers -- Male, 5; Female, 3        8

In 1880, the number on the roll of the Prince Street School was 526 -- average attendance, 341. The attendance at the Upper Prince Street School in 1881, was reported at 260 -- average, 174.


Mrs. Hannah Butterfield Bulpitt, wife of the Rev. James Bulpitt, opened a private school in her own house in the year 1807. This was the first school on the Island taught by a lady. Mrs. Bulpitt was assisted in the school at various times by Mr. James Cambridge, by her son, Mr. James Chancey Bulpitt, and by her granddaughter, Miss Hannah Bulpitt. Mrs. Bulpitt continued to conduct the school most successfully until her death in 1842.

Miss Bulpitt then succeeded to the charge, but the school was closed in 1844, on Miss Bulpitt's marriage to Mr. Edward Roberson.

The Wesleyan Methodist Academy, a large brick building on Upper Prince Street, erected at great expense, was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies on the 9th January, 1871. The Rev. George S. Milligan, A. M., occupied the chair on the occasion.

The Building Committee was composed of the following gentlemen:

Robert Longworth William E. Dawson
William Weeks William Heard
William Brown Geo. R. Beer
Mark Butcher Richard Heartz
John Morris  

The first Board of Trustees of the Academy were:

R. Longworth Simon Davies
T. W. Dodd W. E. Dawson
G. R. Beer W. Heard
W. C. Bourke  

Mr. W. W. Anderson, first principal

Miss Robertson, first preceptress.

STAFF OF TEACHERS FOR 1871-2

Wm. W. Anderson, Principal
Miss French, Preceptress
Professor Earle, Music Teacher
Miss Spencer, Assistant Music Teacher
Miss Reid, Teacher of Drawing, Painting, &c
Miss Narraway, Girls' Intermediate Department
Mr. Dickieson, Boys' Intermediate Department
Miss Mellish, Primary Department, 2nd Division
Miss Coles, Primary Department, 1st Division
Miss Spencer, Infant Class

The Academy was closed in 1876. The building and grounds are at present rented by the City School Trustees.


SUPERINTENDENTS OF SABBATH SCHOOL

Additional information relating to the Sabbath School Superintendents in the town is at hand.

1824        Charles Welsh
_?_        John Bovyer
1833        George Weldon
_?_        Watson Duchemin
_?_        John S. Bremner
1843        George Moore
1847        George Beer, Jr., John T. Thomas
1848        John T. Thomas, Geo. Beer, Jr.
1849        John Passmore, George Moore
1850        John Passmore, James Moore


METHODIST MINISTERS WHO HAVE GONE OUT FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

1818        Rev. A. C. Avard
1822        Rev. Albert Desbrisay
1851        Rev. F. W. Moore
1852        Rev. A. M. Desbrisay
1853        Rev. R. Wilson, Ph. D.
1854        Rev. J. R. Narraway, M. A.
1856        Rev. George Butcher
 _?_         Rev. John Butcher
1857        Rev. R. Johnson, M. D.
1857        Rev. W. Perkins
1861        Rev. S. B. Martin
1861        Rev. Charles Ladner
1861        Rev. W. W. Percival
1861        Rev. E. Slackford
 _?_         Rev. F. Strong
 _?_        Rev. John Smith
 _?_        Rev. Benj. Clarke
 _?_         Rev. James Rice
1862        Rev. W. H. Hearts
1863        Rev. D. W. LeLacheur
1864        Rev. Albert S. Desbrisay
1864        Rev. A. E. LePage
1864        Re. E. B. Moore
1865        Rev. Thos. Rogers, M. A.
1866        Rev. Jos. Seller, M. A.
1867        Rev. Edwin Mills
1869        Rev. Ralph Brecken, M. A.
1870        Rev. William Dobson
1871        Rev. William Full
1871        Rev. Fade Goff
1874        Rev. Benj. Chappell, M. A.
1875        Rev. S. E. Colwill
1877        Rev. P. Robinson
1877        Rev. W. B. Thomas
1877        Rev. I. M. Mellish
1878        Rev. J. L. Dawson, M. A.
1879        Rev. D. D. Moore, M. A.
1880        Rev. Thos. Pierce
1881        Rev. S. Howard, A.B.
1883        Rev. W. Clements
1884        Rev. N. McLaughlin
1886        Rev. Frank Frizzle
1887        Rev. A. C. Dennis, A. B.
1888        Rev. W. J. Howard, A. B.

The singing has long been a special feature of the worship in the Methodist Church at Charlottetown. The choir has always had a number of excellent, well trained voices. Among those deceased who formerly took a great interest in this department of service may be mentioned: Mr. James Moore and family, Mr. and Mrs. Watson Duchemin and family, Mr. Thomas Davy and family, and Messrs. James Stanley and Nathanael Mitchell. The names of many still living might be added to the list, including Mr. John Rendle. A large pipe organ was placed in the Brick Church in 1887, at the cost of $2,600. Miss Sophia Duchemin is organist. Mr. Pope Fletcher and Miss Morris (now Mrs. Herbert Beer) acted as organists for some years.



All the branches of the Methodist family in Canada were united in 1883. This union included the Bible Christian body which was established on the Island by the Rev. Francis Metherall, who came from England for that purpose in 1832. The remainder of Mr. Metherall's long and useful life was spent on the Island, and great success crowned his labors as a minister of the gospel. He died at West Cape, June 9th, 1875, in the eighty-fourth year of his age, and the fifty-fourth of his ministry. "The Life of Rev. Francis Metherall," by the Rev. John Harris is a highly interesting and instructive little work.

The following Bible Christian ministers were stationed at Charlottetown:

1856        Rev. Cephas Barker
1865        Rev. John Chapple
1870        Rev. George Webber
1875        Rev. W. S. Pascoe
1879        Rev. John Harris
1883        Rev. S. H. Rice

LOCAL PREACHERS ON CHARLOTTETOWN CORNWALL, WINSLOE
LITTLE YORK, AND POWNAL CIRCUITS

John Hobbs P. McCoubrey Charles Young, LL.D.
Joseph Sheidow Joseph Knight William Wright
William Boyle William Heard Christmas Bryenton
Henry Smith John T. Mellish, A.M. George Bryenton
R. Pickard John Henry N. Peardon
J. Boundy Thomas Ayers Henry Rackham
Isaac Bryenton G. H. Taylor Charles Bryenton
John Prowse George Carter J. D. Seaman
William J. Howard Percival Alexander Samuel Wheatley
  H. Balderston  

The Revs. F. Smallwood and J. V. Jost are resident in Charlottetown as Supernumerary Ministers. Mr. Smallwood was co-pastor of the Prince Street Church for about twelve years -- 1873-85.

The Revs. Frederick W. Moore and Richard Johnson, M. D. retired from the active work of the ministry some years ago on account of failing health. They also reside in this city.


DECEASED OFFICIAL MEMBERS OF CHARLOTTETOWN SOCIETY

Name Em. from Arr. on PEI Duties DOD Age at Death
Benjamin Chappell Eng 1774 Exhorter, Class Leader, &c 1825 85
Joseph Robinson Eng 1784 Trustee 1836 93
William Farquharson Scot 1784 Class Leader at Lot 48 1839 76
Thomas Dawson Irel 1801 Local Preacher 1804 42
Thomas Dawson Irel 1801 Class Leader, Trustee 1878 84
Thomas Murphy Irel 1809 Trustee 1840 60
Charles Welsh Irel 1814 Loc Preacher, Cls Ldr, Tr, Supt 1873 77
Christopher Cross Eng 1817 Class Leader, Trustee 1865 81
William Tanton Eng 1817 Trustee, Exhorter 1879 91
William Seller Eng 1818 Local Preacher, Class Leader 1886 84
Thomas Hodgson Eng 1819 Local Preacher 1837 39
William Mason Eng 1819 Class Leader 1864 78
John Trenaman Eng 1819 Trustee 1868 76
Isaac Smith Eng 1819 Loc Preacher, Tr, Cls Ldr 1871 76
Watson Duchemin Eng 1819 Leader of Choir, Supt of Sch 1872 72
Henry Smith Eng 1819 Local Preacher, Trustee 1883 80
James Moore Eng 1820 Loc Pr, Tr, Cls Ldr, Supt 1868 74
George Moore Eng 1820 Class Leader, Supt of Sch, Tr 1875 59
Adam Bridges Irel 1822 Class Leader, &c, at Little York 1872 85
John T. Thomas Eng 1825 Class Leader, Supt of School 1885 74
George W. Millner Eng 1827 Local Preacher 1887 70
Mark Butcher Eng 1831 Trustee, Steward 1883 70
George Weldon Eng 1832 Class Ldr, Supt of School 1848 44
George Beer Eng 1832 Local Preacher, Cls Ldr, &c 1858 80
Hon. George Beer Eng 1832 Trustee, Cls Ldr, Supt of Sch 1872 66
John Beer Eng 1832 Cls Ldr, Supt of School, Trustee 1882 62
George R. Beer Eng 1832 Supt of School, Tr, Steward 1888 56
Hugh Perkins Eng 1834 Local Preacher, Class Leader 1886 85
James Stanley Irel 1835 In the Choir, Steward 1885 69
John Passmore Eng 1836 Loc Pr, Cls Ldr, Supt of Sch 1878 68
John Williams Eng 1836 Local Preacher 1878 78
William Shepherd Eng 1836 Class Leader 1883 63
Thomas Davy Eng 1840 In the Choir, Cls Ldr, Steward 1875 62
Wm. C. Trowan Eng 1841 Class Leader, Supt of School 1874 56
Paul Towan Eng 1842 Class Leader 1886 75
Robert Alder Strong NS 1843 Supt of Sch, In Choir, Cls Ldr 1888 62
Nathanael A. Mitchell Irel 1846 Leader of Choir 1888 55
John Dorsey NFLD 1847 Class Leader, Supt of School 1884 50
Hon Dr Henry A Johnson Eng 1850 Class Leader 1872 83
John Bovyer PEI ........ Loc Preacher, Cls Ldr, Tr, &c 1857 74
Thomas Desbrisay PEI ........ Trustee 1857 74
Thomas Pleadwell Irel ........ Local Preacher 1859 61
John S. Bremner PEI ........ Supt of School, Steward 1864 54
Josiah Parkin Eng ........ Local Preacher, Class Leader ....... ...
James Kelly PEI ....... Class Leader 1874 94
Robert Longworth PEI ........ Class Leader, Trustee 1882 75
Frederick Mellish PEI ........ Loc Pr, Supt Pownal Sch 1884 73
John Jury PEI ........ Local Preacher 1884 68
James L. Mellish PEI ........ Tr at Pownal, Steward, Exhorter 1886 78
Henry Beer PEI ........ Member of Quarterly Board 1886 52
James B. Cooper PEI ........ Local Preacher, Cls Ldr 1888 76
Ralph Brecken PEI ........ Local Preacher, Cls Ldr, Tr. 1888 84

Note: Mr. James Stanley arrived on the Island in 1835, was a consistent member of the church for many years, and died in 1885. The death of Mrs. Stanley, his widow, took place quite recently. This "elect lady" was for thirty-five years a teacher in the Sabbath School and class leader.

Note: Mr. William Seller was an honored and most useful member of the church for sixty-six years, and at the time of his death was the oldest local preacher on the Island.

Note: Mr. Dawson was a son of Mr. Thos. Dawson, local preacher. He was a member of the church for nearly seventy years, and in the most faithful and efficient manner filled the offices of class leader and trustee, the latter for more than forty-five years. He was always a most disinterested and liberal contributor of his means towards the local and general enterprises of the church; and his munificent bequest to its trust funds at the time of his death amount to about four thousand dollars.

1888 PRINCE STREET CHURCH CLASS LEADERS

Hon. C. Young, LL. D. William Heard
William E. Dawson R. Johnston, M.D.
William Boyle Fred Dammarell
Mrs. Brecken Mrs. Stanley (deceased)
Mrs. Trowan Mrs. McMillan
Robt. A. Strong Mrs. Johnson
James Hodgson Mrs. R. K. Jost
Elija Purdy Miss Marion Ellis

STEWARDS

G. H. Haszard: (Recording Steward)
H. J. Callbeck W. C. Colwill
W. A. Weeks Edward Moore
F. S. Moore W. W. Stanley

UPPER PRINCE STREET CHURCH

CLASS LEADERS

George E. Full Henry Rackham
John Henry George W. Ritchie
J. D. Seaman Augustas Down

STEWARDS

George W. Ritchie John T. Richards
George Rackham James Carter
Nelson Rattenbury Thomas Pickard
Augustas Down  

METHODIST MINISTERS -- ISLAND DISTRICT 1888-89

Charlottetown (Prince Street) Rev. John Read
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Rev. J. V. Jost, Supernumerary
Charlottetown (Upper Prince Street) Rev Wm. Harrison
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Rev. F. Smallwood, Supernumerary
Alberton Rev. G. W. Fisher
Bedeque Rev. E. C. Turner
Bideford Rev. Edward Bell
Cornwall Rev. D. Davies Moore, M.A.
Little York Rev. M. R. Knight, M.A.
Margate Rev. C. W. Hamilton
Mount Stewart (Supplied)
Montague Rev. John Goldsmith
Murray Harbour Rev. J. S. Phinney
Pownal Rev. George Steel
Summerside Rev. G. C. Palmer
Tryon Rev. H. P. Cowperthwaite, M.A.
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Rev. G. Harrison, Supernumerary
Vernon River Rev. Richard Opie
West Cape Rev. William Wass
Winsloe Rev. Elias Slackford


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