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From: Richard Mitchell <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] 1840 & Methodista
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:04:38 -0800 (PST)
Your question about immigrating from the UK as Methodists is interesting.
Both my paternal &
maternal ancestors immigrated from the UK and were Methodists as far back as I've been able to find.
My paternal ggg grandparents born in Scotland immigrated to America.
My maternal grandparents born in England immigrated to America to be Pastor of a Methodist Church in Michigan. My grandfather worked for and lived with Lord Tremayne while he study the ministry; being ordained and waiting for an appointment to the
Church of England he received a letter from a friend in Michigan who said there were churches in need of Pastors, he retired in Michigan as a Methodist Minister.
Hope I didn't bore you with this,
--- On Sun, 3/11/12, Murray Bell <> wrote:
From: Murray Bell <>
Subject: [S-I] 1840 & Methodista>To:
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 12:21 AM
looking for some feedback on a couple of questions.
1. several branches of my family left Ulster for ontario in 1840. What was going on at that time? Were there crop failures in Ulster? Did land open up in Ontario? Was it because of religious discrimination?
2. In ireland they seemed to belong to the church of Ireland. In Ontario they were
Wesleyan Methodists. Is it likely they were Methodist in Ireland & only used c of I because of Irish law at the time? Or did they become Methodist in Ontario because of the convenience of Methodist circuit ministers. (don't bother explaining the history of Methodism to me, I understand it)
Anybody have any thoughts on this?
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