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  • Name EDGOOSE, Jesse 
    Born 10 Jan 1813  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 31 Jan 1813  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 31 Jan 1813  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 381 
    _UID E92EA016FB3144D28ACA55F882ADBAD26B0A 
    Died 16 Jul 1856  Gate Fulford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Jul 1856  Gate Fulford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I381  Edgoose
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, James,   b. 1780, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1832, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother WINFREY, Mary (1785-1862) (Winfree),   b. 1785, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1862, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1807  Moulton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ROWLEY, Eliza,   b. 7 Jun 1811, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1848, Whitehead Lane, Oldham, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1841  Walsall, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. EDGOOSE, Theophilus,   b. 27 Jun 1842, Old Stratford, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1843, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, Alfred James,   b. 26 Jan 1844, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1908, Denton, Manchester, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, Agnes Rowley,   b. 8 Jul 1845, Tunstall, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1933, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. EDGOOSE, Augusta,   b. 16 Feb 1847, Leek, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1927, Ninfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 WHARRAM, Mary,   b. 1820, Naburn, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1900, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1849  Hemingbrough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. EDGOOSE, Adelaide Eliza,   b. 29 Aug 1851, Northallerton, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1941, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, Emily Alice,   b. 2 Jun 1854, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1866, Feasegate, York, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, Lucilla Frances,   b. 10 Nov 1855, Naburn, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1895, York, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 632.jpg
    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 632.jpg
    The first of two pages from a notebook formerly belonging to the Reverend Jesse Edgoose (1813-1856)
    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 633.jpg
    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 633.jpg
    The second of two pages from a notebook formerly belonging to the Reverend Jesse Edgoose (1813-1856).

    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 295.jpg
    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 295.jpg
    The Reverend Jesse Edgoose (1813-1856).
    An historic photograph of St. Oswald's Churchyard, Fulford, York, before the gravestones were cleared and aligned along the perimeter walls. The church is now (2017) a private house. Michael Edgoose's first wife is standing by Jesse Edgoose's grave.
    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 299.jpg
    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 299.jpg
    The Reverend Jesse Edgoose's gravestone and that of several members of his family:
    His daughter Emily Alice (1854-1866);
    His daughter Lucilla Frances (1855-1895);
    His wife Mary Wharram (1820-1900).

  • Notes 
    • JESSE EDGOOSE 1813-1856

      Jesse EDGOOSE was born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire, on 10 January 1813, son of James and Mary EDGOOSE.
      (West Family Bible)
      James EDGOOSE had married Mary WINFREE by licence at Moulton, Lincolnshire, on 14 December 1807.

      Jesse, son of James and Mary EDGOOSE of Gosberton, Lincolnshire, was baptised at Gosberton on 31 January 1813. His father was described as a farmer.

      He was a Wesleyan Methodist minister from 1836 until his death twenty years later. He began his ministry in Alnick, Northumberland, moving to Hexham in 1837, Wolsingham in 1838, and Walsall in 1839.
      (Hill's Arrangements, 1853 edition)

      Alnick, Berwick, and Morpeth
      - Jonathan BORROWCLOUGH
      Samuel WILKINSON
      Jesse EDGOOSE"
      (Newcastle Journal, 13 August 1836)
      (The Watchman, 10 August 1836, Page 256)

      "WESLEYAN HOME INTELLIGENCE [surnames capitalised]
      ALNICK.- A tea party was held here, on Thursday, November 3rd, for the benefit of the Wesleyan Sunday School. Upwards of 100 teachers and friends were present. The Rev. J. BARROWCLOUGH presided. Appropriate addresses were delivered by the Rev. Messrs. J. BARROWCLOUGH, S. WILKINSON, J. EDGOOSE and other friends. On the following day, 116 of the children took tea with their teachers in the same room. On Sunday, Nov. 20th, a deputation from from the Newcastle District School Society (Mr. R. S. STANLEY and Mr. Ralph WILSON) visited the school and examined the children, and Mr. R. S. STANLEY preached an excellent sermon on behalf of the institution. Mr. Ralph WILSON gave an excellent address to the parents. A Branch Union to the Newcastle District Society was formed, which it is hoped will prove a great advantage.
      (The Watchman, ii 100, 30 November 1836, Page 381)

      From Pigot's 1837 Directory of Scotland and The Isle of Man:
      Wesleyan Methodist Church, Walkergate Lane, Berwick:
      Rev. John BARROCLOUGH
      Rev. S. WILKINSON
      Rev. -------- EDGOOSE
      (page 229)

      Wolsingham, Donald M. R. COGHILL, Jesse EDGOOSE"
      (The Watchman, 8 August 1838, Page 252)

      Thirty Fourth List
      Wolsingham (Durham)
      Rev. Jesse EDGOOSE 1 1s 0d"
      (The Watchman, 10 July 1839, Page 236)

      Walsall - James MILLER, W. DAVIES (3), J. EDGOOSE"
      (Staffordshire Advertiser, 17 August 1839)
      (Christian Advocate, 19 August 1839 page 521)
      (Hill's Arrangements)
      (The Watchman, 14 August 1839, Page 273)

      Under the heading Ordination Services was the announcement that 54 preachers gained full admission. Amongst those who rose to the call of the Rev. John HANNAH was Jesse EDGOOSE.
      (The Watchman, 12 August 1840, page 261)

      Walsall: William DAVIES, 3d, George HOBILL, Jesse EDGOOSE"
      (The Watchman, 12 August 1840, Page 263)

      At the time of the 1841 census Jesse EDGOOSE, Wesleyan minister, was living in Stafford Street, Walsall, at the house of Thomas ROWLEY, a 70 year old saddlers' iromonger born in Staffordshire. Also present were George ROWLEY, 30, a saddler's ironmonger; Eliza ROWLEY, 25; Charlotte ROWLEY, 25; Mary ROWLEY, 20; and Christiana HATTON, 15, a servant. All the ROWLEYs were born in Staffordshire.

      He married Eliza ROWLEY of Walsall at St. Matthews, Walsall, on 11 August 1841. Thos., Caroline and Charlotte ROWLEY were witnesses.
      (GRO September Q 1841 Walsall 17 218)

      Aug. 11, at St. Matthew's Church, Walsall, by the Rev. G. FISK L.L.B, the Rev. Jesse EDGOOSE, Wesleyan Minister, to Eliza, second daughter of Mr. Thomas ROWLEY, saddlers' ironmonger of that town."
      (Staffordshire Gazette & County Standard, 19 August 1841)

      On Wednesday, the 11 inst., at St. Matthew's Church, Walsall, the Rev. JESSE EDGOOSE, Wesleyan Minister, to ELIZA, second daughter of Mr. THOMAS ROULEY (sic), Saddler's Ironmonger, of that town.
      (The Watchman, 25 August 1841, Page 372)

      In 1841-1842 he was second minister in the Leamington and Stratford-upon-Avon Circuit. The Rev. George MAUNDER was the superintendent.
      (Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine September 1841)

      "On Sunday, January 23, two anniversary sermons were preached at Bidford, by the Rev. G. MAUNDER, of Leamington, and collections were made on behalf of the Wesleyan day-school; and on the day following, several friends of this institution took tea in the school-room; after which, appropriate addresses were delivered by the Rev. J. EDGOOSE, of Stratford, Rev. D. CORNFORTH, and others."
      (The Watchman, 9 February 1842, Page 47)

      His son Theophilus was born at Mulberry Street, Old Stratford, on 27 June 1842. He died at Lane End, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on 9 February 1843.

      In 1842 and 1843 he was a minister in the Longton Circuit, moving to Tunstall in 1844.
      (Hill's Arrangements)

      Longton, Myles C. DIXON, Jesse EDGOOSE.
      (The Watchman, 17 August 1842, Page 262)

      The Register of Baptisms 1814-1905 of Mount Pleasant Chapel, Liverpool, Lancashire records on page 22 three baptisms performed by Jesse EDGOOSE on 25 June 1843:
      Entry 450. Mary Elizabeth TROTTER, child of Joseph TROTTER & Mary (formerley TOWNLEY), born on 11 May 1843, father's occupation Joiner.
      Entry 451. Joseph CAMPBELL, child of Joseph CAMPBELL & Jane (formerly JONES), born 3 June 1843, father's occupation Bookmaker.
      Entry 452. Sarah WILLEY, child of Phillip WILLEY & Grace (formerly DUFF). born 31 May 1843, father's occupation Shipwright.

      Longton, Samuel WEBB, Jesse EDGOOSE
      (The Watchman, 16 August 1843, Page 270)

      "Longton.- Our annual Missionary services have been recently held. Preparatory sermons were preached on Sunday, Nov. 12th, by the Rev. John TINDALL, of Redditch, and the Rev. Wm. FOX, of Hanley. The Public Meeting was held on the following evening. Thomas Phillips, Esq., of Newcastle, occupied the chair. Interesting speeches were delivered by the Revs. John TINDALL and William FOX; the audience was addressed also by the Revs. S. WEBB and J. EDGOOSE, and Mr. B. S. BROUGH. The attendance,considering the unfavourable state of the weather, was good, and the collections amounted to 30l. 2s 6d., - an advance on the preceding year.
      (The Watchman, 29 November 1843, Page 390)

      His son Alfred James EDGOOSE was born at High Street, Lane End, Stoke-on-Trent, on 26 January 1844. He died in 1908 without issue.

      The 'Minutes of Several Conversations at the 158th Yearly Conference of the People called Methodists' by the Wesleyan Methodist Church:
      "237 Tunstall, Thomas H. WALKER, Jesse EDGOOSE.
      N.B. Brother EDGOOSE shall reside at Kidsgrove"
      (1844 page 29)
      (The Watchman, 14 August 1844, Page 287)

      His daughter Agnes Rowley EDGOOSE was born in Victoria Street, Tunstall, Staffordshire, on 8 July 1845. She died in 1933.

      Leek, John BOLAM, Samuel BROWN 2nd. Jesse EDGOOSE
      (The Watchman, 13 August 1845, Page 393)

      He was third minister in the Leek Circuit (Staffordshire) in 1845 and 1846.
      (A Brief History of the Rise and Progrees of Wesleyan Methodism in the Leek Circuit, by the Rev. J.B. DYSON). The other ministers were the Rev. John BOLAM and the Rev. Samuel BROWN. From a letter he wrote from Leek on 29 October 1845 it appears that he had recently arrived: "I have not been round my circuit yet". Another letter shows that he was still in Leek on 29 June 1847.
      (Methodist Archives and Research Centre)

      His daughter Augusta was born at King Street, Leek, on 16 February 1847. She died in 1927.

      In 1847 he moved to the Oldham Circuit in Lancashire. Peter WILKINSON, Jesse EDGOOSE; John HEAPE, Supernumerary.
      (Hill's Arrangements).

      Oldham, Peter WILKINSON, Jesse EDGOOSE; John HEAP, Supernumerary"
      (The Watchman, 18 August 1847, Page 388)

      His wife Eliza EDGOOSE died at Whitehead Lane, Oldham, on 8 March 1848. The informant was Alice BROOM of West Street, Oldham. On 21 March 1848 he wrote from Walsall as follows:
      "My Dear Brother
      I have been for a long time purposing to write to you to thank you for the letter which you so promptly favoured me with when at the Lpool Conference but hitherto have not been able to execute my purpose - but seeing your name in the Watchman a week or two since in such interesting associations I could no longer defer - I sincerely congratulate you and yours on your nuptials - I know that is it not good for man to be alone - but whilst I offer you my congratulations I have to bespeak your condolence. You would perceive in the Watchman the notice of my dear wifes decease, she has been taken from me at a very short notice - only 14 days before her decease she was in perfect health this affliction commenced with Influenza , brought on typhus this was thrown off but succeeded by Inflamation in the bowel and ultimately by gastric fever which terminated her earthly career - her death was the most triumphant I have ever witnessed - during her life she was reserved and said but little of her experience - but in her last hours she eminently magnified the Lord - her victory over the last Enemy was complete - but I am a widower indeed yet I dare not - I do not complain - though I sorrow yet not as them which have no hope she sleeps in Jesus and will awake on the morning of the Resurection when we shall be resurected enter our Father's House and be for ever with the Lord - I shall be glad to hear from you at any time and am Yours fraternally
      Jesse EDGOOSE"

      Howden. - Isaac WOODCOCK, Jesse EDGOOSE, Ninian BARR (supernumerary)"
      (Yorkshire Gazette, 12 August 1848)
      (Hill's Arrangements)
      (The Watchman, 26 July 1848, Page 357 [which omits Ninian BARR])

      "In consequence of numerous applications for sittings, which could not be responded to, the Trustees of the Goole Chapel, in this circuit, resolved some time ago on its considerable enlargement, which has just been completed. Sermons, at the re-opening, were preached, to large and attentive congregations, by the Rev. Messrs. G. B. MACDONALD, Everett S. D. WADDY, J. EDGOOSE and Mr. John BANKS.
      (The Watchman, 28 February 1849, Page 70)

      On 7 August 1849 he married Mary WHARRAM of Hemingborough by licence at Hemingborough Parish Church in Yorkshire. The daughter of Matthias WHARRAM, farmer, she was described as a spinster of full age. Jesse was described as a widower, of full age, a Wesleyan Minister from the parish of Howden, and son of James EDGOOSE, farmer. Witnesses were Richard BELL and John MELLOR.
      (GRO September Q 1849 Howden 23 73)

      The following are the stations of the preachers in this neighbourhood, from the latest official copy: -
      (The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, 17 August 1849)

      On Tuesday last [6 November 1849], the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Newport Branch of the Wesleyan Missionary Society was held in the Wesleyan chapel, when the cause of missions was most ably and energetically advocated by William Henry DYSON, Esq., of Howden; the Revs. Isaac WOODCOCK, EDGOOSE, and WELLS, the circuit ministers. Mr. Joseph BRITTAIN, of Newport, ably occupied the chair. A most excellent preparatory sermon was preached on the previous Sunday, from Romans, 8th chap., 32nd verse. The congregations were large, and the collections somewhat exceeded last year."
      (The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, 9 November 1849)

      "Declaration of Wesleyan Ministers
      To the 23rd instant, 1280 Signatures were affixed.

      The following Signatures have since been received:-
      Jesse EDGOOSE" (amongst others)
      (The Watchman, 30 January 1850, Page 33)

      "HOWDEN. - The annual public tea party in connection with the Wesleyan day school, Holme, was held on Thursday, June 13......
      After tea, the friends repaired to the chapel, where a public examination of the children took place, conducted by Mr. J. BAYLEY, Master of the day school, in the presence of the Revs. J. WOODCOCK and J. EDGOOSE, the Ministers of the Circuit."
      (The Watchman, 19 June 1850, Page 198)

      He was third minister in the Thirsk Circuit (Yorkshire) in 1850: John JACKSON, Francis BARKER, Jesse EDGOOSE.
      (The Leeds Mercury, 3 August 1850)

      Alternatively at Thirsk, William ROBSON, Francis BARKER, Jesse EDGOOSE; John KEMP, Supernumerary.
      (The Watchman, 21 August 1850, Page 267)

      Mr. R. JOHNSON of Howden, Yorkshire, attacked him in the pages of the British Temperance Advocate, Volume xvii, 1850:
      "During the past week we have had two highly interesting lectures on Temperance from our talented friend Mr. LOMAX. These have caused great attraction, in consequence of its being understood that certain remarks made from the pulpit by Mr. EDGOOSE in support of the drinking of fermented or alcoholic drinks, would be answered. Two of our committe waited on the rev. gentleman, and gave him an invitation to attend the meetings and maintain the position laid down.This, however, he refused to do, stating he had a right to say what he thought proper in the pulpit. I do think it strange that a minister of the Gospel who thinks it below him to read our publications or attend our meetings should nevertheless take the trouble to try [in italics], round his ministerial circuit, to preach down teetotalism. I would say to such an one, in the words of Mr. E. TISDALL - 'If you be really desirous to gain truth, enter the lists of fair discussion, and we shall engage to find you an opponent worthy of your high position, as well as your intellectual attainments. But if you are only found preaching against us in a place where discussion is properly prohibited, we must come to the conclusion that you fear [in italics] the truth; for where doubt exists, there can be no faith.'

      According to The Leeds Mercury of 7 December 1850 Jesse EDGOOSE, amongst others, addressed a meeting of the inhabitants of the ancient borough of Northallerton on 3 December.

      He was second minister in the Thirsk Circuit in 1851. His superintendent was the Rev. W. ROBSON. The third minister was William JACKSON; John KEMP was supernumerary.
      (The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, 1 August 1851)
      (The Watchman, 28 July 1851, Page 243)

      The Thirsk circuit plan for 1850-51 lists J. EDGOOSE, Northallerton, as a preacher. The Thirsk chapel, built in 1817, was demolished in 1967.

      According to the 1851 census records he was visiting John & Hannah FAWCETT at 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, on the night of the census. His wife and children were not with him:
      John FAWCETT, head, aged 60, builder employing 8 men, born at Thirsk, Yorkshire;
      Hannah FAWCETT, wife, aged 60, born at Newby Wisk, Yorkshire;
      Richard H. FAWCETT, nephew, aged 32, builder, born at Thirsk;
      Mary CARTER, niece, aged 35, born at Stillington, Yorkshire;
      *Jesse EDGOOSE, visitor, aged 38, married, Wesleyan Minister, born at Gosberton.

      Thirsk, William ROBSON, Jesse EDGOOSE, Wm. JACKSON, 3d; John KEMP, supernumerary"
      (The Watchman, 14 August 1851, Page 271)

      His daughter Adelaide Eliza EDGOOSE was born in Northallerton, Yorkshire, on 29 August 1851. She married Ernest CROSBY and died in 1941.

      The anniversary sermons in connection with this place of worship were preached by the Rev. J. EDGOOSE, minister of the circuit, last Sunday."
      (Leicestershire Mercury, 6 January 1852)


      Thirsk - Wm. ROBSON, Jesse EDGOOSE, Luke TYERMAN."
      (York Herald, 31 July 1852)
      (The Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23 July 1852)
      (The Watchman, 21 July 1852, Page 232)

      However, a report of the Wesleyan Conference which appeared in August 1852 lists the ministers at Thirsk as follows:
      Wm. ROBSON, Jesse EDGOOSE, Edward KING; John KEMP, supernumerary.
      (The Leeds Mercury, 7 August 1852)
      (Yorkshire Gazette, 21 August 1852)
      (The Watchman, 19 August 1852, page 268)

      In 1853, under The Contingent Fund, 2. Extraordinaries, (4.) - Miscellaneos Expenses, there is a record of 5 5s. 0d. for supplying Brother EDGOOSE's place in Thirsk.
      (Wesleyan Conference, Bradford, July 1853)

      He was a minister in the Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Circuit in 1853. The second minister was Richard PETCH.
      (Sketches of Wesleyan Methodism in Melton Mowbray and the Circuit, by Rev. J. WARD 1874)
      (The Watchman, 20 July 1853, Page 236)

      "OAKHAM.- The Missionary Anniversary for this Circuit has recently been held......
      The report having been read, the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Messrs. EDGOOSE, JENKINSON, WEATHERSTONE, and STEPHENSON, the last of whom spoke for more than an hour with good effect. The audience was not so large as usual, which is to be accounted for by the fact that this town has suffered so much from the late agitation, which is still felt, and its effect seen in the state of society and congregation."
      (The Watchman, 25 January 1854, Page 30)

      The strength of the Wesleyan Reform movement is evidenced by the fact that on March 13th a meeting in the Exchange Hall was attended by about 800 persons. 'Much amusement was occasioned by Mr. EAGERS of Melton, reading an extract from a sermon by the Rev. Jesse HEADGOOSE, formerly a draper's apprentice in this town, now a full-blown Methodist superintendent, claiming as much power and authority in the Church as Dr. HOOK or Dr. PUSEY'."
      (Grantham Journal, Saturday 30 January 1904)

      "OLDHAM.- ......Our Missionary Anniverary has been of a delightful character. The sermons were preached by the Rev. J. EDGOOSE, and the meeting was addressed by the Revs. P. McOWAN, Gervase SMITH, J. EDGOOSE, J. BOLAM, and G. HURST"
      (The Watchman, 10 May 1854, Page 154)

      His daughter Emily Alice EDGOOSE was born at King Street, Melton Mowbray, on 2 June 1854. She died in 1866.

      Melville & Co.'s Directory & Gazetteer of Leicestershire 1854 list the Rev. Jesse EDGOOSE, Wesleyan Minister, at King Street, Melton Mowbray.

      "Stations of Wesleyan Ministers. - Loughborough:
      Jesse EDGOOSE, Edward J. ROBINSON."
      (Leicester Chronicle, 19 August 1854)
      (Derby Mercury, 23 August 1854)
      (The Watchman, 19 July 1854, Page 236)

      The Stations of the Wesleyan-Methodist Ministers, and Preachers on Trial, for 1853-54 lists him as a supernumerary at York.

      The Rev. Jesse EDGOOSE, Wesleyan, was listed at Rectory Place, Loughborough, on page 85 of the 1855 Post Office Directory of Leicestershire and Rutlandshire.

      According to the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine 1855 he was a Supernumerary in the York circuit in 1855-56.
      (lxxviii: 5th series, i: 1855 495)

      His name appeared in a list of Ministers who became Supernumeraries at the 1855 Conference.
      (The Watchman, 2 August 1855, Page 253)

      The name of the Rev. J. EDGOOSE of Naburn, Yorkshire, is on a list of subscribers to the standard library edition of OWEN's Works.
      (The Works of John OWEN, D.D., edited by the Rev. William H. GOULD, Edinburgh 1855)

      His daughter Lucilla Frances EDGOOSE was born at Naburn, Yorkshire, on 10 November 1855. She died in 1895.

      He died of phtisis with laryngeal complication at Gate Fulford, Yorkshire, on Wednesday 16 July 1856 according to his obituary (Minutes of the Methodist Conference Vol. XIII 1855-1857 page 213) but on 17 July aged 43 according to his death certificate.
      (GRO September Q 1856 York 09D 21)

      "Same day (17 July), at Fulford, near this city, in his 44th year, the Rev. Jesse EDGOOSE, Wesleyan Minister."
      (Yorkshire Gazette, 26 July 1856)

      The Wesleyan Conference at Bristol, 31 July 1856.
      "Ministers who have died in Great Britain during the past year:-
      Jesse EDGOOSE aged 42, 20 years of ministry."
      (The Leeds Mercury 9 August 1856)
      (Yorkshire Gazette, 9 August 1856)

      A list of Ministers who have died during the year, with their ages and terms of ministerial labour.
      Jesse EDGOOSE, aged 44 (sic), 20 years of Ministry.
      (The Watchman, 7 August 1856, page 260)

      He was buried on 21 July 1856 in St. Oswald's churchyard, Fulford, Yorkshire, aged 43.

      His death was reported in the Yorkshire Gazette on 26 July 1856.

      In his will made on 18 June 1856 he names as trustees his brother John James EDGOOSE and his friends Richard WALKER of the City of York, plumber, and Edward MARSH of Montrath Street, Walsall, general dealer:
      "THIS IS THE LAST WILL of me Jesse EDGOOSE of Fulford, in the County of York wesleyan Minister made this Eighteenth day of June One thousand eight hundred and fifty six I BEQUEATH all the furniture and other Household Effects except my Books and Manuscripts which shall be in and about the Dwellinghouse wherein I shall reside at the time of my decease unto my dear Wife Mary EDGOOSE absolutely I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all my real Estate And also all the residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever UNTO AND TO THE USE of my Brother John James EDGOOSE and my Friends Richard WALKER of the City of York Plumber and Edward MARSH of Montrath Street Walsall in the County of Stafford General Dealer their heirs executors administrators and assignsa UPON THE TRUSTS following that is to say UPON TRUST that they the said John James EDGOOSE Richard WALKER and Edward MARSH and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs executors or administrators of the ultimate survivor of them and their or his assigns do and shall with all convenient speed after my decease make sale dispose of and convert into money the whole of my said real and residuary personal estate either by public auction or private contract as regards my said real estate with full power to purchase in the same at any auction and resell the same in either of the modes aforesaid without being responsible for any loss consequent thereupon and after thereout paying my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses UPON TRUST that they or other the Trustees and Trustee for the time being of this my Will do and shall place out and invest the net residue thereof in their or his names or name in or upon Government or real security or upon security of the Stock and Capital of any Public Company or Public Companies or upon the Promissory Note of the Trustees of any wesleyan Methodist Chapel in England with full power for my said Trustees and Trustee from time to time when they or he shall deem it expedient to alter and transpose such securities for others of the same or the like nature as often as shall be deemed expedient And do and shall stand and be possessed and interested of and in the same trust monies stocks funds and securities UPON THE TRUSTS following that is to say UPON TRUST to pay apply and dispose of the income and produce thereof unto my said dear wife until the youngest for the time being of my three children by (my) first wife shall attain the age of twenty one years And from and (....) that period Then the same trust monies stocks funds and securities shall go and be IN TRUST for my said three children (or) such of them as shall live to attain the age of twenty one years (in) equal shares and proportions as tenants in common and not (..........) tenants their respective executors administrators and assigns (abso)lutely I DEVISE all estates vested in me as Trustee or (mor)tgagee UNTO AND TO THE USE of the said John James EDGOOSE Richard WALKER and Edward MARSH Subject to the trusts and (..........) affecting the same respectively I EMPOWER the Trustees or (Tru)stee for the time being of my Will to give receipts for all monies and (.......)'s to be paid or delivered to such Trustees or Trustee by virtue of my (.........) And declare that such receipts shall exonerate the person or (per)sons taking the same from all liability to see to the application or (....)osition of the money or effects therein mentioned I EMPOWER the (Tru)stees or Trustee for the time being of my Will to carry out and execute or otherwise abrogate any contract or contracts entered into by me and remaining incomplete at the time of my decease AND I ALSO EMPOWER such Trustees and Trustee to compound or allow time for the payment of any debt or debts due to my estate and to satisfy or settle all demands against my estate whether supported by strictly legal evidence or not and all accounts between me and any person or persons on such terms as my said Trustees or Trustee shall in their or his discretion think expedient and to refer any matters in difference relating to my affairs to arbitration I DECLARE that if my Trustees herein named or either of themor any Trustees or Trustee to be appointed under this clause shall die or be unwilling or incompetent to execute the trusts of my Will it shall be lawful for the competent Trustees or Trustee for the time being (if any) whether retiring from the office of Trusteeor not or (if none) for the excutors or administrators of the last surviving Trustee to substitute by any writing under their or his hands or hand any fit person or persons in whom alone or (as the case may be) jointly with any surviving or continuing Trustees or Trustee my trust estate shall be vested And I exempt every Trustee of my Will from liability for losses occurring without his own wilful default And authorize him to retain and allow to his Co-Trustee all expenses incidental to the Trusteeship I APPOINT the said John James EDGOOSE Richard WALKER and Edward MARSH EXECUTORS IN TRUST of this my Will and also GUARDIANS and GUARDIAN of my said infant children hereby revoking all former Wills by me made IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year aforesaid (signed) Jesse EDGOOSE"
      Luke THOMPSON solicitor(?)
      Luke THOMPSON jr his Clerk

      Monumental Inscription: St. Oswald's Churchyard, Fulford, York:
      JULY 16th 1856
      REV 14. 13
      WHO DIED OCTOBER 5th 1866
      AGED 12 YEARS
      WHO DIED FEBy 14th 1895
      FEBy 13th 1900
      AGED 79 YEARS.

      Jesse EDGOOSE, who was born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire, January 10th 1813. In the twentieth year of his age he began to attend the Wesleyan ministry; under the first sermon he was convinced of sin; and a month afterwards found redemption through faith in the blood of Christ. About a year after his conversion, he became a Local Preacher, and was very acceptable in that capacity. Becoming a candidate for the ministry, he passed the usual examinations, and was appointed to a circuit at the following Conference of 1836. He was very studious in his habits, his reading extensive, and he became well acquainted with the doctrines of the Gospel. His talents as a Preacher were of a respectable order; and his discources, being strictly evangelical and practical, were especially calculated to instruct and edify believers, as well as to alarm sinners, and direct penitents to exercise faith in the atonement for present salvation. He had a clear and comprehensive knowledge of the doctrines of Methodism, and made them prominent in his public ministrations. He had a conscientious attachment to our discipline, and did not fail to support it in trying circumstances. He was of a retiring disposition; his piety was genuine and consistent, and he was highly respected by those who were best acquainted with him. On account of severe affliction, he had to desist from preaching altogether, in April, 1855, and was obliged to become a Supernumerary at the following Conference, after which he removed into the York circuit. He endured his protracted and severe affliction with true Christian patience and resignation, and found the grace of God to support and comfort him. For many months he could only speak in a whisper, and a short time before his death his bodily weakness was extreme; but he still had strong confidence in Christ, and a clear prospect of heaven. He calmly fell asleep in Jesus, at Fulford, near York, on Wednesday, July 16th, 1856, in the forty-fourth year of his age, and the twentieth of his ministry.
      (Obituary, Minutes of the Methodist Conference Volume XIII 1855-1857 page 213)

      Wolsingham Circuit 1854
      1. Wolsingham
      2. Buttsfield
      3. Cornsay
      4. Towlaw
      5. Sunnyside
      6. Bishop Auckland
      7. Witton Park
      8. Witton le Wear
      9. Crook
      10. Bowden Close
      11. Hunwick
      12. Whitelee
      13. Roddymoor
      14. Byer's Green
      15. Quarry Burn
      16. Firtree
      17. Elm Park
      18. Lane Ends
      19. Rumby Hill
      20. Grimsley

      Minutes of Several Conversations Between the Methodist Preachers in the Connexion Established by the Late Rev. John WESLEY, A.M.: at Their Ninety-Sixth Annual Conference, Begun in Liverpool, on Wednesday July 31, 1839
      357 Hexham and Wark, William PEARSON, jun., Jesse EDGOOSE.
      ( To be verified)

      (revised 06.08.2016)