Abey, John (1793-1866)

John preached at the opening of the first Primitive Methodist Chapel in St Sepulchre St, Scarborough, on 13 May 1821.


John was baptised on 29 July 1793 at Barnetby le Wold, Lincolnshire. His parents were William, a farmer, and Isabel.

John married Martha Maling (abt1785-1839) on 2 September 1824 at Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Census returns identify the following occupations for John.

  • 1841 farmer
  • 1851 house proprietor
  • 1861 house proprietor

John died on 13 December 1866 at Snainton, Yorkshire.


  • 1821 Hull
  • 1822 Tunstall & Manchester
  • 1823 Brompton
  • 1924 Hull
  • 1826 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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