Bendle, John (1822-1896)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871

Early Years

John was born on 15 December 1822 at Brayford, Devon. The family moved to Barnstaple and John’s obituary records that he got into sinful habit and became wild and reckless. He was converted at the age of 17. He became a member of the Primitive Methodist connexion at Bristol in 1840.

Ministry

At one point in his ministry, John was appointed to Melbourne, Australia, but his wife’s illness prevented him from travelling.

Whilst at Brompton, John had a serious accident resulting in a severe concussion that caused him to relinquish the superintendency.

As a preacher he was generally acceptable, and his wit and humour made him a popular platform speaker.

Family

John married Lucy Goodchild (1819-1863) in 1851 in the Winslow Registration District, Buckinghamshire.

He married Rhoda Chester (1840-1896) in 1864 at Newington, London.

John died on 9 December 1896 at Broadstairs, Kent.

Circuits

  • 1843 Andover
  • 1844 Shefford
  • 1846 Motcombe
  • 1847 Wallingford
  • 1848 Aylesbury
  • 1850 Buckingham
  • 1852 Sturminster
  • 1854 Buriton
  • 1857 Winchester
  • 1860 Goudhurst
  • 1861 Ramsgate
  • 1862 London lV
  • 1864 Brompton
  • 1865 Spalding & Holbeach
  • 1866 Brinkworth
  • 1868 Bourton
  • 1870 Cranbourne
  • 1871 Aylesbury
  • 1873 Micheldever (S)
  • 1874 London lV
  • 1878 London l
  • 1879 Aylesbury
  • 1881 Leighton Buzzard
  • 1883 Ramsgate

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1864/316 (Lucy); 1871 (portrait)

PM Minutes 1897/9

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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