John Day

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Primitive Methodist Magazine

Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.11b

1795-1859

By Geoeff Dickinson

John was born on 16 December 1795 at Flockton.  His father was Mark Day. John was baptised on 27 December 1795.

Ministry

Petty relates that John was converted at the age of 21. He is described as a man of sound judgement and respectable abilities. He travelled with acceptance and success.

The conference of 1858 appointed him to become Book Steward from 1 January 1859. Unfortunately he died suddenly within 5 months of taking the role.

Family

John married Hannah Hewitt (1798-1860) on 12 September 1819 at Wighill, Yorkshire. They had four children.

  • Ann (1820-1890) – married John Marshall, an auctioneer and valuer
  • Sarah Ann (1823-1905) - married Alexander Thompson, a labourer; mother of John Day Thompson (PM Minister)
  • John (b1832) – a chemist and later an accountant
  • Isabella (1835-1912) – married Robert Foster, a mechanical draughtsman and later hotel-keeper; Vice president of Conference in 1901.

John died on 7 May 1859 at Luton, Bedfordshire.

Circuits

  • 1821 Barnsley
  • 1822 Halifax
  • 1823 Bolton
  • 1825 Huddersfield
  • 1826 Bradford
  • 1828 Wakefield
  • 1829 Leeds
  • 1831 Scotter
  • 1833 Brotherton
  • 1834 Swinefleet
  • 1835 Malton
  • 1837 Westgate
  • 1839 Ripon
  • 1842 Sunderland
  • 1844 Darlington
  • 1846 S Shields
  • 1850 Newcastle
  • 1852 Durham
  • 1854 Alston
  • 1857 Alloa
  • 1858 London ll
  • 1859 Book Steward

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1839/fr; 1859/577

PM Minutes 1859/6

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p563

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p370

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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