Brook, Richard (1824-1902)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1879
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1879

Richard was born on 1 May 1824 at Littletown, Liversedge, Yorkshire. He gave himself to Christ in his 16th year at the chapel in Gomersal. After his conversion, Richard applied himself to study. He received his first class ticket in 1840, went on the plan in 1842 and entered the ministry in 1850.

Ministry

Richard’s obituary records that he was a good circuit man and all the affairs of his station prospered under his hand.

Family

Richard married Mary Peel (1826-1900) in August 1855 at Hunslet, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Frederick William (1858-1926) – a railway clerk
  • Arabella Louisa (1859-1915) – married William Porter, an earthenware dealer
  • Mary Hannah (b1864)
  • Richard Herbert (1866-1902) – a draper’s assistant

Richard died on 24 January 1902 at Cleckheaton, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1851 Otley
  • 1852 Burnley
  • 1854 Leeds ll
  • 1856 Pontefract
  • 1857 Keighley
  • 1858 Bingley
  • 1859 Knaresborough
  • 1860 York
  • 1862 Huddersfield
  • 1864 Helmsley
  • 1866 Wisbech
  • 1869 E Dereham
  • 1870 Keighley
  • 1871 Middleham
  • 1873 Colne
  • 1876 Bedale
  • 1877 Bradford ll
  • 1879 Pontefract
  • 1881 Barnsley
  • 1884 Leeds Vlll
  • 1885 Barnsley (S)
  • 1887 Sheffield ll
  • 1889 Doncaster l
  • 1900 Cleckheaton

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1879 (portrait); 1902/69 (Mary)

PM Minutes 1902/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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