Weatherburn, John (1876-1953)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

The Huddersfield Circuit Steward believes in a forward policy. He is one of a number of young men who belonged to the large Bible Class Mr. J. W. Glendinning taught. As a result of his gifted labours to train these young men for Christian service, we are fortunate as a Church in having many in active work as Sunday School teachers and local preachers. Our Circuit Chancellor comes of a good P.M. family, who helped to establish our Church in Huddersfield. He seems to have inherited his good mother’s spirit of charity and generosity to the Church, and is a real earnest worker, a devoted Sunday School teacher, acceptable local preacher, most regular in attendance at public worship, and is to the front in every enterprise for the welfare of the Circuit. By sane judgement, tact and wisdom we believe our brother will help the Huddersfield Circuit to rise and prosper.

Family and other information

The subject of this sketch was probably John Brook Weatherburn, born abt 1876 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire, to parents Hardy and Ellen Eliza. Hardy was a hay and straw dealer and a pawnbroker.

Census returns give the following occupations for John.

  • 1891 pawnbroker’s assistant
  • 1901 pawnbroker’s assistant
  • 1911 hay dealer

Baptism records for his children identify John as a pawnbroker.

John married Nellie Edith (abt 1874-1967) abt 1899. Census returns identify three of five children.

  • William Hardy (1900-1954)
  • Edith Eliza (1904-1990)
  • John Lancelot (1908-2006)

John died on 5 May 1953 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/542

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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