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Lister, William
1804-1880; e.m. 1827

Born into an Anglican family at Old Washington, Co. Durham, he became a Wesleyan Methodist in his youth. On moving to Tyneside, the family joined Wallsend PM society in 1822. After working as a coal miner, he entered the PM ministry and travelled mainly in the North East. He served as Book Steward 1865-70, was President of the PM Conference in 1868 and a Deed Poll member from 1871, as well as being Conference Secretary and Treasurer of the Superannuated Ministers' Fund. He died on 22 January 1880.


  • F.H. Hurd, Earnest Men: sketches of eminent Primitive Methodists, ministers and laymen (1872) pp.188-203
  • G.J. Stevenson, Methodist Worthies (1884-1886), 5 pp.696-707

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