Starting in 1907, The Primitive Methodist Magazine began to publish pictures and a short biographical 'sketch' of Circuit Stewards. Some of that information is reproduced in the pages within the category.
The office of Circuit Steward was an important lay position within a Primitive Methodist Circuit. The Circuit Steward had particular responsibility for the financial affairs of the circuit, ensuring each society paid its dues, and paying the itinerant ministers. They also ensured any Circuit owned property was properly looked after. Many served for long periods of time and therefore provided continuity of leadership in the Circuit as ministers came and went.