Adams, John (1861-1932)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

The Chancellor of Burton-on-Trent Second Circuit is a native of Newhall. His father was a prominent figure in the Society of this mining centre. The son became an exhorter on the plan at the early age of sixteen, and only once in thirty years has he failed to be in his place in the pulpit, and then it was quite unavoidable.

Mr Adams is a good official, judicious and far-seeing. He takes a keen interest in the affairs of his Circuit, and does not forget to cast an occasional glance at fields beyond. He is an excellent preacher and always welcomed by the congregations of three Circuits. He is trustee of several chapels in the neighbourhood, and about three years ago was elected to the Chancellorship of his own Circuit.

Mr Adams came to Burton in 1893 and settled at Stapenhill, on the Derbyshire side of the Trent. Here he has rendered his most conspicuous service.

R.N. Wycherly

Family and other information

John was born in 1861 at Newhall, Derbyshire, to parents George and Catherine. George was a coal miner and publican (1871). John was baptised in November 1861 at St Johns, Newhall, Derbyshire.

John worked as a colliery clerk.

John married Mary Ann Lakin (1855-1933) on 18 February 1882 at Newhall, Derbyshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Eliza (b1882) – married Francis George Wilson, a domestic gardener (1911)
  • Mary Ann (1884-1920) – a dressmaker (1911)
  • Ada (1886-1900)
  • Catherine (1893-1973) – a draper’s apprentice (1911); married Alfred H Pidoux in 1920

John died in early 1932 at Stapenhill, Staffordshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/194

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Comments about this page

  • I have a newspaper cutting reporting his death at the age of 81 on 28 December 1941 – clearly the same man from the family details and heading ’63 years local preacher’. I believe there was also a son, probably named Percy, who moved to Middlesex, my grandfather.

    By Michael Adams (27/04/2018)

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published.