Child, Thomas (1790-1837)
Died at Apperby Bridge, (Bradford circuit), Oct 1, 1837, Thomas Child, aged forty-seven years. He served the Lord his God fourteen years, ten of which he was united to the P. Methodists at Apperby Bridge.
He was a peaceable man, and regular in his attendance at the means of grace. In expressing his Christian experience, he was accustomed to say, “Godliness is profitable for all things: having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. I am doing a little every day, that I may be found in peace.”
The day on which he died, his leader asking if he had any fear; he answered, “No, the Lord has promised to be with me.” Several uniting with the leader in prayer, Thomas responded, and appeared in earnest to lay hold on eternal life. And at night he entered into the joy of his Lord.
Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1838. Page 156.