Phillip Maddocks

Photo:Primitive Methidist Magazine 1861

Primitive Methidist Magazine 1861

Copy provided by Steven Carter


By Geoff Dickinson

Phillip was born on 16 December 1816 at Sarn Bridge, Threapwood, nr Malpas, Cheshire.

He married Miss Lucinda Beck (1819-1884) of Amargh, Ireland. Census records identify nine children.

  • Mary Jane (b1842) – married John Walton James, a grocers traveller
  • Elizabeth Ann (b1846)
  • Theophilus (1848-1919) – an insurance broker
  • Phillip (1850-1931) – a Primitive Methodist Minister (1868-1873) then an Anglican clergyman
  • Fanny Wilson (1853-1924) – married George Jenkinson, a railway clerk
  • Joseph Bourne (1855-1942) – a corn merchant and later brewery agent
  • William Clowes (1856-1918) - a grain agent/broker
  • Hannah Lucinda (1859-1932) – married Henry Gale, a school headmaster
  • Ann Mary (1861-1873)

Phillip died on 29 October 1906 at Caerphilly, Glamorgan.


  • 1836 Birmingham
  • 1839 Tunstall
  • 1841 Congleton
  • 1843 Belfast
  • 1845 Lisburn
  • 1846 Alderney
  • 1849 Jersey
  • 1850 Newtownards
  • 1851 Donaghmore
  • 1852 Lisburn
  • 1854 Paisley
  • 1857 Lancaster
  • 1859 Wrexham
  • 1862 Cardiff
  • 1867 Gloucester
  • 1870 Maidstone
  • 1872 Cardiff
  • 1876 Cardiff (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1841/96; 1861

PM Minutes 1907/26

Primitive Methodist Magazine – Portrait & Reference 1907/405

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


This page was added by Geoff Dickinson on 23/07/2012.
Comments about this page

I am a descendant of Philip Maddocks through his daughter Fanny. She married George Jenkinson who although down on one census as a railway clerk,was in fact a Methodist minister as well with circuits in many different parts of the country including Liverpool, Wales and Portsmouth where he died. He was my father's grandfather and my father was a Methodist minster as well! His name was Thomas Jenkinson Nelson, Preston and Liverpool. I was thrilled to read about Philip Maddocks and see the picture of him on your website. I do have more info on him if you are interested.

By Elizabeth Flower (nee Jenkinson)
On 06/08/2013

There is a George Jenkinson listed as a Primitive Methodist Minister. His circuits were Woodside (1871), Exeter (1872), Glasgow (1874), Hastings (1876), Portsmouth (1879), Liverpool I (1880), Southport II (1883), Buckley (1886), Chatham (1889), and Portsmouth (1892). W Leary lists him as '1894 disappears' - this would make sense if he had died.

By Jill Barber
On 06/08/2013

His obituary includes a wonderful account of his arrest for preaching in the open air, in the early years of his ministry.

'Whilst stationed at Coventry he missioned Nuneaton and was subjected to rough treatment. Taking his stand in the market place he commenced to sing ‘Jesus the name high over all.’
A constable came up and ordered him to stop. When he declined, the constable pulled him down, saying, ‘Now, my little man, go quietly home. I have been commanded to take you to the Black Hole Prison, but I do not wish to.’ The preacher thanked him for his kindly advice, remounted the stool and sang, ‘Jesus the name that charms our fears.’ Up came the head constable with his son, one of them promptly knocked him down and they marched him off to prison singing ‘Happy, if with my latest breath I may but gasp His name.’ Arriving at the prison he was asked if he had a licence, ‘Yes, I have two.’ ‘Here’s one, ‘Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.’ I pulled the other out of my pocket, held it up and shouted, ‘This one is from Queen Victoria.’ Being liberated he returned to the old spot with joy in his heart and a song on his lips ‘Jesus the prisoner’s fetters break.’

By Jill Barber
On 29/04/2015

Hi my dads grandfather was George Jenkinson, his dad was Victor Jenkinson, we new George was a Methodist minister but not sure which church he preached in Portsmouth although he is listed as a clerk I would love more info on him with a photo.

Best regards Geoff

By Geoff Jenkinson
On 08/12/2017

Leary's index of PM Ministers lists a George Jenkinson with the following circuits.

  • 1871 Woodside
  • 1872 Exeter
  • 1874 Glasgow
  • 1876 Hastings
  • 1879 Portsmouth
  • 1880 Liverpool I
  • 1883 Southport II
  • 1886 Buckley
  • 1889 Chatham
  • 1892 Portsmouth
  • 1894 disappears
By Geoff Dickinson
On 08/12/2017

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