Beckerlegge, Adolphus Frederick (1798-1866)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.22a
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.22a

Early Life

Adolphus was born on 26 August 1798 in St Ives, Cornwall. His parents were Samuel Beckerleg (b1765) and Martha Hendy (1765-1855). Adolpus was the youngest of four children (3 boys and one girl). Interestingly his baptism record does not mention his father. He had a Grammar School education and worked as a watchmaker and jeweller in Penzance. He was converted during the Cornish revival of the 1820’s.

Ministry

Kendall records, ‘a commanding presence, a fine voice, a refined pronunciation, and as a preacher he was far beyond the average.’

The following quotation is attributed to Adolphus: ‘There is not money in the ministry, but there is the glory, and you must go for the glory.’

Family

Adolphus married Jane Leggo (1790-1874) on 26 December 1819 at Sancreed, nr Penzance.

He died on 29 Oct 1866 at Flushing, nr Falmouth, Cornwall.

Circuits

  • 1828 Redruth
  • 1829 St Austell
  • 1830 Darlaston
  • 1831 Nottingham
  • 1833 Winster
  • 1834 Leeds
  • 1836 Bradford
  • 1837 Swinefleet
  • 1838 Louth
  • 1839 York
  • 1841 Scotter
  • 1842 Grimsby
  • 1844 Driffield
  • 1846 Bridlington
  • 1847 Rugby & Lutter
  • 1848 Sheffield
  • 1849 Winster
  • 1851 Nottingham S
  • 1853 Pocklington
  • 1854 Hull l
  • 1856 Grimsby
  • 1857 St Ives
  • 1860 Lynn
  • 1861 Croydon
  • 1862 St Ives (Sup)
  • 1864 Penzance

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1852/65; 1867/8; 1896/123

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p324

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

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