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Rev. Isaac Ryder
Male 1804 - Bef 1881


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  1804  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Hawkesville Methodist Church, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Residence  1861  Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Minister 
    Religion  1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    P. Methodist 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-144108 
    Died  Bef 1881 
    Person ID  I144108  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Family  Mary Ann Ovens,   b. 1811, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1895, House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jan 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F41380  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Hawkesville Methodist Church Begun: c.1850 Closed: 1922

      When the First Canadian Primitive Methodist Conference was held in Brampton from April 27-May 1, 1854, the Peel and Wellesley Mission was ministered to by Revs. Isaac Ryder, T. Fox and John Towler (Hopper 1904:158). Other early ministers were William Bee (1855-1856), C. Gilmore (1857-1858), and W. Lomas (1858-1859) - each working with John Towler who was associated with Peel and Wellesley, and then Hawkesville, from 1854-1876.

      The Peel and Wellesley Mission became a Circuit in 1863, but in 1865 that Circuit was divided as the result of a resolution passed at the 12th Annual Conference of the Church. It was resolved "that Peel and Wellesley be divided, and that the furniture of the said station shall be the property of the Peel Circuit, Hawksville [sic] becoming a Mission." From that time Peel and Hawkesville remained separate missions within the Guelph District.

      In 1884 the Methodist Church of Canada was formed from a union of all Methodist churches. It is interesting to note that the Minutes of the First Session of the Guelph Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in June 1884 make reference to the "late Primitive Methodist Church" in Peel and Hawkesville. Hawkesville later (1886) was a separate Mission in the Galt District, Guelph Conference of the Methodist Church until 1890 when it was amalgamated with Linwood into the Wellesley Mission. The 1897 Annual Meeting of the Galt District placed Linwood, Hawkesville and Bethlehem [sic] into a newly created Linwood Mission.

      A brick church was built in 1864. The church closed in 1922 and the building was dismantled; some of the congregation then joined St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

      Records:
      Baptism dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
      Marriage dates: 1861-1862;1864-1868* Location of records: unknown
      Burial dates: unknown Location of records: unknown

      The records are reported to have been lost in a fire at the Hawkesville store. *See Waterloo County Marriages 1858-1869 for marriage information 1861-1862 and 1864-1868.

      References
      : Dunham 1941; Hopper 1904; Maple Leaf 1983:96; Methodist Church; Ogram, WHS 1986(74):117,120; Primitive Methodist Church; R. Taylor 1986.

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      Linwood
      Primitive Methodist

      Linwood Methodist Church

      Begun: c.1854 Closed: c.1920

      It is said that this congregation was on Hall's Circuit originally and may have been known as Rev. Hall's Church. Rev. Isaac Ryder of the Peel and Wellesley Mission, who was the missionary at the time of the First Annual Conference of the Primitive Methodist Connexion in 1854, was the first pastor. The Peel and Wellesley Mission was divided in 1865 and the Wellesley Mission became known as the Hawkesville Mission. In 1866 Hawkesville was supplied by Rev. William Reid and two superannuated pastors, Revs. John Towler and Isaac Ryder. Rev. Ryder, who made his home in Linwood, died in 1875.

      The last recorded membership of the congregation as Primitive Methodist was in 1882; in 1884 the Primitive Methodists joined with the other Methodist groups to form one organization, the Methodist Church of Canada. Linwood was moved from the Listowel District to the Galt District of the Guelph Conference in 1886; the membership of the congregation at the time was 96. Linwood was considered a separate mission in the Galt District until 1890 when it was amalgamated with Hawkesville into the Wellesley Mission. The 1898 Annual Meeting recorded the creation of the Linwood Mission which was to include Linwood, Hawkesville and Bethlehem.

      Records:
      Baptism dates: unknown Location of records: unknown*
      Marriage dates: unknown Location of records: unknown*
      Burial dates: unknown Location of records: unknown*

      *The church records are reported to have been lost in a fire at the Hawkesville store. However, there are some records for the Linwood Methodist Church at the United Church Archives: Baptisms 1918, Marriages 1917, and Burials 1916-1917. See also Waterloo County Marriages 1858-1869 for marriages, 1868.

      References: Maple Leaf 1983:91; Methodist Church; Primitive Methodist Church; R. Taylor 1986.

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      wWellesley Township
      Primitive Methodist

      Primitive Methodist Church

      Begun: c.1850 Closed:

      When the First Canadian Primitive Methodist Conference was held at Brampton from April 27-May 1, 1854 the Peel and Wellesley Mission was ministered to by Revs. Isaac Ryder, T. Fox and John Towler, the last-mentioned missionary described as "superannuated" (Hopper 1904:158). The Conference was informed that the "old Peel and Wellesley Mission is worthy of particular mention, especially the Bethel appointment in Pilkington, now a part of the Alma Circuit" (Ibid:209), which would lead one to believe that the mission existed prior to 1854. Other early ministers were William Bee (1855-1856), C. Gilmore (1857-1858) and W. Lomas (1858-1859), each working with John Towler (1854-1876).

      In 1863 Peel and Wellesley Mission became a Circuit and in 1865 that Circuit was divided as the result of the adoption of a resolution at the 12th Annual Conference of the Church in 1865. It was resolved "that Peel and Wellesley be divided, and that the furniture of said station shall be the property of the Peel Circuit; Hawkesville becoming a Mission." One would assume from this that earlier references to Wellesley were in fact references to Hawkesville. Future meetings referred to Peel and Hawkesville as separate entities.

      The Methodist Church of Canada was formed in 1884 from the union of all Methodist groups in Canada including the Primitive Methodist Church. According to the Minutes of the First Annual Meeting of the Galt District, Guelph Conference of the Methodist Church, the Linwood church had a membership of 129 and Hawkesville had 71. In 1890 the two congregations were amalgamated into one mission called the Wellesley Mission. In 1898 the name was changed to Linwood Mission.

      Records:
      Baptism dates: 1845-1858* Location of records: unknown
      Marriage dates: 1858-1860* Location of records: unknown
      Burial dates: 1858* Location of records: unknown

      The United Church Archives has the Peel Circuit Primitive Methodist Minutes of the Official Board for 1862-1911. *See Waterloo County Marriages 1858-1869 for information on Marriages 1858-1860. *Some Births 1845-1858 and Deaths 1858 are in the Civil Registers for Waterloo County, National Archives microfilm C-15758, available on interlibrary loan or at the Kitchener Public Library.

      References
      : Hopper 1904; Methodist Church; Primitive Methodist Church; R. Taylor 1986.





      Ambrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]

  • Sources 
    1. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 3A, Pg. 15.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Ryder, 55, res. Minto Wellington Co, b. England, son of James and Elizabeth, married 25 Jan 1861 Mary Ann Ovens, 50?, res. Wellesley, b. Ireland, daughter of Edward and Alice

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1804 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - - Hawkesville Methodist Church, Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - P. Methodist - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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