Butcher, John (1820-1893)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871

Early Years

John was born on 25 March 1820 at Highway Stratton, Hampshire to parents John and Anne. He was baptised on 28 May 1820 at East Stratton.

John was converted aged 19 and became a minister two years later.

Ministry

John is closely associated with the history of the Primitive Methodist church in Bristol having spent some 20 years in the city as an active and supernumerary minister.

His obituary records that his preaching was pointed, earnest, forceful and intensely practical, his sermons being full of scriptural truth and aiming to produce definite spiritual results.

Family

John married Emma Richmond Case (1827-1889) in the spring of 1853 at Poole, Dorset. She was the step-daughter of Robert Langford, also a Primitive Methodist minister.

John died on 17 December 1893 at Stapleton, Gloucestershire.

Circuits

  • 1841 Micheldever (6 mths)
  • 1842 Brinkworth (6 mths)
  • 1843 Bishop’s Waltham Mission
  • 1844 Chippenham
  • 1847 Wimborne
  • 1848 Corfe Castle
  • 1850 Salisbury
  • 1851 Bristol
  • 1855 Frome
  • 1858 Worcester
  • 1859 Cwm
  • 1860 Pontypool
  • 1861 Hereford
  • 1865 Penzance
  • 1868 Frome
  • 1871 Pontypool
  • 1874 Aberdare
  • 1878 Bristol ll
  • 1883 Bristol l (Sup)
  • 1884 Bristol lV

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871 (portrait)

PM Minutes 1894/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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