Hollingsworth, John (1797-1884)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1862
Copy provided by Steven Carter

John was born on 20 January 1797 at Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire to parents James and Betty. He was baptised on 22 January 1797 at Kirton in Lindsey.

John was converted on 20 January 1819 at South Kelsey. He was a local preacher for 63 years. He preached the opening sermons in the first PM chapel at Brigg, Lincolnshire. John was also a class leader for 50 years.

John became a Deed Poll member of Conference in 1855. He resigned from this position in 1877 due to failing health.

John earned his living as a brickmaker.


John married Ann Smith (1799-1884) on 29 May 1820 at Kirton in Lindsey. Records identify five children.

  • Sarah Elizabeth (1825-1826)
  • James (1827-1903) – a chemist and druggist
  • Sarah Ann (1832-1832)
  • Sarah Ann (b abt 1834)
  • John (1837-1847)

John died on 3 June 1884 at Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1862 (portrait); 1886/49

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