Goodwin, John William (1849-1919)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

The position of Steward in the Tunstall Circuit has been held by Mr J.W. Goodwin for upwards of twenty-five years. Some time ago the circuit recognised his services by presenting him with a valuable gold watch. His business necessitates his being almost constantly away from home, but he seeks by correspondence to keep in touch with the various societies.

He is a local preacher and has considerable facility of expression. He has been appointed delegate to two District Meetings, and also to one Conference.

His wife is the daughter of the late Mr. Henry Binnell, a former Circuit Steward. He was a scholar of exceptional attainments and a prominent figure in the earlier history of Tunstall Primitive Methodism. They have given two sons to our ministry, one of whom is energetically pushing the interests of the Connexion in Glasgow.


Family and other information

John was born abt 1849 in Tunstall, Staffordshire to parents Thomas and Martha. Thomas was a potter.

John married Matilda Eliza Binnall (1837-1918) in the summer of 1870 at Tunstall, Stafordshire. Census returns identify four children of six children.

  • Henry Thomas Binnall (1871-1913) – a PM Minister
  • John Brittain Binnall (1872-1956) – a miner
  • Frederick James Binnall (b1877) – a teacher (1901)
  • Rowland Binnall (1879-1850) – a PM Minister

John died in early 1919 at Tunstall, Staffordshire.

At the time of the 1871 census John worked as a potter’s manager. He later became a commercial traveller.


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