John Brownson

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Primitive Methodist Magazine

Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.35b

1809-1861

By Geoff Dickinson

John was born at Brailsford, Derbyshire on 13 October 1809.

Ministry

Kendall describes John as ‘one of the tall pillar-preachers of the old Nottingham district’.

Family

John’s first wife was Jane (1813-1848). They had four children

  • Eliza Ann (1837-1875) – married William Frederick Goodliffe, a manufacturer of hosiery.
  • William James (1839-1897) – a PM Minister; married daughter of Charles Lace
  • James Harold (1847-1922) - a colliery commercial manager
  • Sarah Matilda (1846-1918) – married John Adams, a railway station worker

James married Ann Cliff (1821-1868) in late 1849 in Nottingham. They had one daughter.

  • Mary Cliff (1855-1869)

John died on 17 September 1861 at Leicester.

Circuits

  • 1830 Welton (18 mths)
  • 1831 Leicester (18 mths)
  • 1833 Loughborough
  • 1836 Melton Mowbray
  • 1838 Nottingham
  • 1840 Barnsley
  • 1842 Belper
  • 1845 Nottingham
  • 1847 Nottingham S
  • 1849 Nottingham N
  • 1853 Sheffield
  • 1857 Leicester l
  • 1861 Leicester ll

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1853/577; 1862/129; 1868/692 (Ann)

PM Minutes 1862/6

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p75, p378, p494

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1/263

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 12/08/2012.
Comments about this page

Thanks for all the information about John Brownson. He was the eldest brother of my great-grandfather James Cox Brownson (1821-1880).

By David Leach
On 18/01/2013

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