Butcher, John (abt1772-1842)

John Butcher was sent by the Bolton circuit, about six months after it was formed, to mission the Isle of Man in January 1823. His mission was successful; by March 1823 one hundred and ten members had been gathered into society and Castletown and adjacent places were formed into a separate circuit.


John was born abt 1772.

He was married to Mary.

John was buried on 19 September 1842 at St Giles and St Mary, Pontefract, Yorkshire.


  • 1823 Isle of man
  • 1824 Oldham
  • 1825 Blaenavon
  • 1827 Isle of man
  • 1828 Whitby
  • 1829 Ripon
  • 1830 Brotherton
  • 1832 Barnsley
  • 1834 Lincoln
  • 1836 Grimsby
  • 1838 Hull
  • 1839 Pontefract
  • 1842 disappears


J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p172

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p37

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

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