Bagshaw, J


I have not been able to identify J Bagshaw in online records. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Philip Thornborow has identified a couple of references to a John Bagshaw in Petty and Northern Primitive Methodism, John Bagshaw and William Morris were potters, originally from the Stoke on Trent area, and associated with Bourne and Clowes, who had moved to Newcastle upon Tyne for work, and were carrying out evangelising work. They were instrumental in inviting William Clowes to visit Newcastle upon Tyne, which he did in 1822, preaching in the open-air at Ballast Hills.

That John Bagshaw had been baptised on 17 December 1786 at St James, Newchapel, Stoke on Trent. His parents were John and Ann. He died on 9 March 1850. There is an obituary that I have not accessed published in the Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury.


  • 1824 Hexham
  • 1825 Hexham (9 mnths)
  • 1825 Sunderland (3 mnths)
  • 1826 Sunderland
  • 1827 disappears


J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1859, p124

W M Patterson, Northern Primitive Methodism, 1909, p307

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • John Bagshaw is living in Heworth on the 1841 census, with his son John, daughter Harriet, grandson John, and apprentice Andrew Henderson.

    Trade directories and electoral role records between 1850 and 1855 show the son John listed as Earthernware manufacturer and China figure manufacturer at Cut Bank, and Lime Street, Ouseburn.

    By Kim Bird (21/10/2020)

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