Badminton, James (1854-1924)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1926
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1926

Early years

James was born on 12 December 1854 at Chippenham, Wiltshire, to parents Nathan and Mary. The family moved to Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when James was quite young. Nathan was a grocer and a local preacher. Nathan also served as circuit steward at Malmesbury. Younger brother, Albert William, was also a PM Minister, until he died in 1891 from typhoid fever.

James became a disciple of Jesus when aged eight.

The 1871 census describes James as a boot maker.

Ministry

As a preacher James offered his congregations the fruit of much labour of both head and heart. His sermons were evangelical and expository, thoughtful and practical; he aimed to convince, convert, and comfort.

In the management of circuit business, James was attentive, judicial and thorough. He was a diligent pastor who knew his people.

Family

James married Elizabeth Burrell (1860-1924) on 7 July 1884 at Belper, Derbyshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Nathan William (1885-1962) – a railway clerk (1911); a stationer (1924)
  • Albert Spencer Burrell (1886-1967) – a schoolmaster
  • Elsie Elizabeth (1889-1968)
  • Alice Adeline (1891-1980) – a school teacher (1911)
  • Lily May (1896-1977)

James died on 3 December 1924 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Elizabeth died four weeks after James.

Circuits

  • 1880 Boston
  • 1882 Belper
  • 1884 Andover
  • 1885 Brinkworth
  • 1888 Salisbury
  • 1890 Mansfield
  • 1893 Belper
  • 1897 Radstock
  • 1899 Sheffield III
  • 1902 Ilkeston
  • 1905 Mansfield
  • 1908 Manchester I
  • 1910 Rotherham
  • 1914 Hemsworth
  • 1917 Doncaster
  • 1918 Macclesfield
  • 1919 Oakham
  • 1920 Mansfield (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/508; 1926/68

PM Minutes 1925/246

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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