Thomas Holliday

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Englesea Brook Museum

Arrested for preaching

Born September 5, 1797, Labour-in-vain, Rufford,  Nottinghamshire.

Extracts from his journal can be found in The Primitive Methodist Magazine Vol. III (1822), pp. 35-37, 68-70; Vol. IV (1824), pp.118-120; 1928, pp. 82-84; Vol. 10 (1829), pp. 418-22.

Places where he preached, as mentioned in his journals, include Bradford, Manchester, Leeds, Oldham, Sheffield, Halifax, Wakefield, Hull, Gatley, Barnsley, Marple, Hyde, Buxton, Baildon, Dewsbury, Litton, Otley, Slack, Bamford, Blackleach, Unsworth, Great Horton, and many others.

The story of his arrest in May 1821 for refusing to cease preaching at the Butter Market, Halifax, can be found in John Petty’s The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its Origin to the Conference of 1859 (1860), pp. 128-130

This page was added by Damian Veal on 28/06/2012.
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Leary provides the following circuit placements for Thomas Holiday.

  • 1821 Barnsley
  • 1823 Bradwell
  • 1824 Huddersfield
  • 1825 Bolton
  • 1826 Manchester
  • 1828 Bradford
  • 1829 York
  • 1831 Hull
  • 1841 Leeds
  • 1843 Treasurer of Mission Committee
  • 1844 Book Steward
  • 1854 London l
  • 1855 London lll
  • 1857 London lll (S)

He died on 22 March 1858.

By Geoff Dickinson
On 15/08/2012

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