Aspinall, John (1818-1892)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871

John was born on 4 September 1818 at Daisy Hill, nr Westhoughton, Lancashire.

He was converted aged 13 under a sermon preached by Samuel Tillotson. Eight months after becoming a member, he became a local preacher. He was also a class leader in his own village until 24 December 1837 when he entered the ministry following a trial sermon and oral examination.

Ministry

His obituary records that in all his stations, he prosecuted his ministry with consecrated energy. His work was dearer to him than mere duty; he lived it, and did it with a pure heart fervently to the glory of his God and for the wellbeing of his fellow men.

Family

John was married to Martha (1827-1894). Census returns identify two children.

  • Thomas Henry (1851-1925) – a joiner
  • William Alfred (b1856) – a solicitors clerk

John died on 12 February 1892 at Hollinwood, nr Oldham, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1843 Bury
  • 1844 Warrington
  • 1845 Ramsey
  • 1846 Burnley
  • 1847 Douglas
  • 1849 Preston Brook
  • 1851 Stalybridge
  • 1853 Liverpool
  • 1855 Oldham
  • 1857 Northwich
  • 1858 Ramsey
  • 1859 Northwich
  • 1861 Bacup
  • 1864 St Helens
  • 1866 Preston Brook
  • 1868 Blackburn
  • 1870 Wrexham
  • 1871 Barrow in Furness
  • 1873 Oldham ll
  • 1875 Bury
  • 1876 Castletown
  • 1878 Walkden
  • 1880 Bacup
  • 1881 Dudley
  • 1882 Oldham lll (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871 (portrait)

PM Minutes 1892/14

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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