Brownson, John (1809-1861)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.35b
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.35b

John was born at Brailsford, Derbyshire on 13 October 1809.

Ministry

Kendall describes John as ‘one of the tall pillar-preachers of the old Nottingham district’.

Family

John’s first wife was Jane (1813-1848). They had four children

  • Eliza Ann (1837-1875) – married William Frederick Goodliffe, a manufacturer of hosiery.
  • William James (1839-1897) – a PM Minister; married daughter of Charles Lace
  • James Harold (1847-1922) – a colliery commercial manager
  • Sarah Matilda (1846-1918) – married John Adams, a railway station worker

James married Ann Cliff (1821-1868) in late 1849 in Nottingham. They had one daughter.

  • Mary Cliff (1855-1869)

John died on 17 September 1861 at Leicester.

Circuits

  • 1830 Welton (18 mths)
  • 1831 Leicester (18 mths)
  • 1833 Loughborough
  • 1836 Melton Mowbray
  • 1838 Nottingham
  • 1840 Barnsley
  • 1842 Belper
  • 1845 Nottingham
  • 1847 Nottingham S
  • 1849 Nottingham N
  • 1853 Sheffield
  • 1857 Leicester l
  • 1861 Leicester ll

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1853/577; 1862/129; 1868/692 (Ann)

PM Minutes 1862/6

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p75, p378, p494

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1/263

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • Thanks for all the information about John Brownson. He was the eldest brother of my great-grandfather James Cox Brownson (1821-1880).

    By David Leach (18/01/2013)

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