James Pritchard

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1855

Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1855

Copy provided by Steven Carter. Digital copy available online in Google/More/Books.

1808-1885

By Geoff Dickinson

James was born Great Barrow, Cheshire on 7 September 1808 to parents John and Anne. He was baptised on 16 October 1808.

Ministry

Petty relates that the period when James was Superintendent in Birmingham marked a significant improvement in the work in both numbers, a modest rise, and in the  chapels built with associated  Sunday-schools.

Literature

James authored the following.

The substance of an address ,1863

The Po­et of Mil­ton , 1868 – a biography of Richard Jukes (1804-1867), PM hymn writer

Family

James married Ann Price on 31 October 1836 in Liverpool. She was born at Leighton, 2 February 1814 and died in May 1843. They had two children.

  • John Albert (1840-1859)
  • Eliza A (1842-1854)

James married Margaret Highfield (1817-1855) on 27 November 1843 at Maer, Staffordshire.

He married again to Martha (b1823), sister of Margaret, and they had two children.

  • Edwin James (1858-1929) - a timber broker
  • Albert Highfield (b1860) – a commercial traveller and later a metal broker

James died on 19 June 1885 in Wolverhampton.

Circuits

  • 1833 Birmingham
  • 1835 Oswestry
  • 1838 Shrewsbury
  • 1839 Burland
  • 1842 Ramsor
  • 1844 Macclesfield
  • 1846 Newcastle under Lyne
  • 1849 Prees
  • 1850 Prees Green
  • 1851 Birmingham
  • 1856 Macclesfield
  • 1858 Coventry
  • 1861 Birmingham
  • 1863 Tunstall
  • 1866 West Bromwich
  • 1869 Newcastle under Lyne
  • 1872 Dawley
  • 1873 Wolverhampton
  • 1876 Wolverhampton (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1843/445; 1885/565

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p490

The Primitive Methodist , 1885/461

PM Minutes, 1885/16

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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