John Snowdon

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1854

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1854

Copy provided by Steven Carter

1805-1872

By Geoff Dickinson

John was born on 3 September 1805 at Manchester, Lancashire, to parents Jospeh and Ann. When he was an infant the family relocated to Witton-le-Wear, Co Durham. John was converted on 12 May 1822 through the preaching of Francis Jersey.

Ministry

His obituary records that membership increased by 860 on his stations.

'He was an ardent and successful labourer, a meek, kind and judicious paster, an affectionate husband, a loving father and a warm hearted friend.'

Family

He married Ann Proctor (1806-1901) on 28 June 1836 at St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire. Census returns identify six children.

  • Ann Elizabeth (1837-1909) – a dressmaker
  • Mary (b1839) – a dressmaker
  • Joseph (1844-1933) - a dealer in confectionary
  • Sarah Jane (1847-1828) - a tailoress
  • Martha (1849-1926) – married Edwin Hales, a packer
  • George Proctor (1853-1894) – a bookbinder

John died on 24 February 1872 in Huddersfield.

Circuits

  • 1831 N Shields
  • 1832 Ripon
  • 1834 Brampton
  • 1836 Middleham
  • 1837 Stockton
  • 1839 Hexham
  • 1840 Paisley
  • 1841 Newcastle
  • 1842 Bishop Auckland
  • 1843 Darlington
  • 1844 Whitby
  • 1845 Sunderland
  • 1846 Durham
  • 1848 Stockton
  • 1850 Lisburn
  • 1852 Paisley
  • 1854 Grassington
  • 1856 Leeds ll
  • 1858 Leeds l
  • 1859 Huddersfield
  • 1862 Bingley
  • 1864 Hoyland
  • 1856 Huddersfield (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1854/321 (portrait); 1873/545

PM Minutes 1872/10

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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