Minutes of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference

As well as telling us what was discussed at the annual conference, the minutes list all the ministers for that year and where they are to be stationed, and which ministers have stopped being ministers. They also list the ministers who died in the previous year, with a short obituary.

We have a full set of minutes at Methodist Church House, as do the Methodist Archives and Research Centre in Manchester, but we are delighted to be able to tell you that many of the earlier years have been digitised, and made freely available on the internet.

If you want to know about an ancestor who was a Wesleyan Methodist minister who died between 1744 and 1860 or in a number of years between 1870 and 1900 follow these links.

1744-1798 www.archive.org/details/minutesofmethodi00wesl

1799-1807 http://books.google.com/books?id=ICIRAAAAIAAJ&dq=primitive+

1808-1813 http://www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc04churgoog

1814-1818 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc02churgoog

1819-1824 books.google.com/books?id=7xoRAAAAIAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s

1825-1830 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc10churgoog

831-1835 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DCIRAAAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y

1836-1839 http://books.google.com/books?id=RygRAAAAIAAJ&printsec=

1840 http://archive.org/details/minutesofseveral06wesl

1841-1843 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433070792597

1844-1847 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mxsRAAAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y

1848-1851 http://www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc18churgoog

1852-1854 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc11churgoog

1855-1857 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc07churgoog

1858-1860 http://books.google.com/books?id=PMEQAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA3-IA4

1861-1862 Not available online

1863-1869 See note below

1870-1872 www.archive.org/details/minutesmethodis00churgoog

1873-1875 https://archive.org/details/10735743.269.emory.edu

1876 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc17churgoog

1877-1878 Not available online

1879 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc16churgoog

1880-1882 Not available online

1883 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc08churgoog

1884 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc00churgoog

1885 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc12churgoog

1886-1887 Not available online

1888 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc15churgoog

1889 Not available online

1890 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc05churgoog

1891 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc09churgoog

1892-1894 Not available online

1895 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc14churgoog

1896-1897 Not available online

1898 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc03churgoog

1899 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc13churgoog

1900 www.archive.org/details/minutesseveralc01churgoog

Note Although the Minutes for 1863-1869 are not available online, it is possible to find the obituaries for those years, which were reproduced in The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine. More work is required, in that you will need to navigate to the index at the end of each volume, and find out which page the obituaries are on, but at least they are there. The years currently available are

1863 and 1865-1869 http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/

1864 http://archive.org/details/wesleyanmethodi02weslgoog

It appears that other editions have been reproduced by commercial publisher, but you would have to pay for those.

For access to those years not available online, including those from after 1900, contact either the University of Manchester

Tel: 0161 275 3755

or Methodist Church House

Tel: 020 7486 5502
Email: helpdesk@methodistchurch.org.uk




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