Maycock, S.C.

Transcription of Obituary In the Primitive Methodist Magazine

Our deceased brother, S.C. Maycock, was born of Christian parents, and was brought up in a religious atmosphere. He owed much to the care and training of a pious mother; his father dying when he was only eight years of age. Being the eldest of six children he was compelled very early in life to do what he could to help his mother to meet the requirements of the household. The Spirit of God strove mightily with him when in his teens, but be resisted until twelve months after his marriage. He yielded to its strivings one evening when coming home from work, and was induced to kneel by the roadside and confess his sins, and there and then realised the pardon of his sin, and was adopted into the family of God. And the evidence that the change had taken place, and old things had passed away, was seen by all both at home and abroad in the pronounced Christian life he lived, he being ever ready to speak a word for his Master when the opportunity offered.

Realising his sonship, he sought fellowship with the children of God, and united with the Wesleyan Society at Priory Place, Doncaster, and soon found a congenial sphere of work in the Sunday School. Here he remained for a few years, when he removed to Fulwood, Sheffield, joining the society at Dungworth, where he had the joy of leading many of the scholars to walk in the ways of righteousness. Leaving Dungworth in 1854, he came to Wincobank, which at that time comprised only five or six houses, so that it may be said he would be the oldest resident. On arrival he at once joined the Wesleyans, who had a society at Blackburn, and as there was no Sunday School, he at once commenced one, and remained with them until the school had become larger than the accommodation provided. He was also largely instrumental in erecting the Free Church, and worked with them until the erection of the Meadow Hall Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1874, joining the Primitive Methodists in 1875. He shortly after became a class-leader, and the superintendent of the Sunday School, in the success and prosperity of which he took great delight, and for the great proportion of the time, on and off, has continued to hold that position – an office which he held at the time of his death.

During the last few years he has had many family afflictions to endure, and one bereavement has followed upon the heels of another; but in the midst of it all the sustaining power and grace of God were such as enabled him to say, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” The last stroke, which was the severest of all, being the removal of his dear wife, shook him severely, but God’s grace was sufficient.

In his last illness his hopes were bright, his con?dence unshaken, and to visit him was a means of grace. Speaking to his son just before he passed away, he said, “ Religion is a good thing to live with, and better to die with.” Quoting the words he often used: “A few more storms of wind and rain and winter will be gone.” “I’m making for the port.”


I have not been able to identify this gentleman in on-line records. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1901/550

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