He left everything . . .‘to my wife Christiana during her life ‘ but as for after her death his Will includes . . . ‘As to one fourth part thereof In trust for the Primitive Methodist Church at Hebburn New Town to be used either towards the payment for the building of a new church at Hebburn New Town or towards redeeming any debt which might be existing on such new church’. . . ‘and As to the remaining one fourth part thereof In trust for the Primitive Methodist Church at Hebburn New Town to be used for evangelistic work pure and simple to win men to God and must not be used for any other purpose the Leaders themselves must do their best to get good men and women the rest of the work I leave to themselves and may Heaven smile on them’
Christians outlived him by 20 years.
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