Binney, John George (abt1852-1938)


John was born abt1852 at Biggs Main, Northumberland, to parents John, a coal miner, and Ann.

Before entering the ministry, John worked as a joiner (1871).

He married Barbara Hannah Todd (1854-1879) in the summer of 1877 in the Gateshead Registration District, Co. Durham. Census returns identify one child.

  • Ann (b1878)

He married Mary Ann McKinlay (abt1863-1951) in late 1880 in the Lanchester Registration District, Co. Durham. Census returns identify four of seven children.

  • Minnie Dora (abt1883-1933) – married Herbert Cremer in 1918
  • Leslie Wingfold (1886-1918)  – a bank clerk (1911); died in WW1
  • Edward Arnold (1891- 1973) – an insurance clerk (1911); insurance company branch manager (1939)
  • Lottie Harrison (1900-1968) 

After leaving the PM ministry, John became a Congregational minister.

John died on 31 July 1938 at Portsmouth, Hampshire.


  • 1873 Staithes
  • 1878 Stanley
  • 1881 N Shields
  • 1885 Gateshead
  • 1888 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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