Buttrick, Tom (1861-1941)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1905


Tom BUTTRICK: born in 1861 at West Stockwith, Notts. At an early age he gave evidence of distinctive preaching gifts, and in 1881 he entered the Primitive Methodist Ministry after theological training in Sunderland. The versatility of his mind often surprised his friends, and he might have excelled in almost any profession. But the ministry to which he dedicated himself was his true sphere. In every one of his circuits he exercised a widespread and gracious influence, and is remembered with appreciation. Though a capable administrator, he loved preaching and was eminently fitted for the task. He was a keen student and had an orderly turn of mind. The efficiency of his pulpit ministrations was greatly enhanced by his faithfulness as a pastor. In 1924 he became a Supernumerary and took up his residence in Harrogate, where the Free Churches frequently availed themselves of the services of this powerful Methodist preacher. After a brief illness he passed away on January 6, 1941, in the eightieth year of his age and the sixtieth of his ministry.


Tom was born in 1861 at West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire, to parents George, a grocer, and Mary.

Tom married Jessie Amelia Lambert (1858-1948) in the spring of 1885 in the Auckland Registration District, Co. Durham. Census return identify three children.

  • Minnette (1886-1957) – a milliner (1911); married Charles H. Carter in 1915; married Walter H. Coultous in 1953
  • George Arthur (1892-1890) – a school teacher (1911); emigrated to USA abt 1915; became a Presbyterian paster, author and lecturer
  • Maud Mary (b1894) – a milliner’s assistant (1911); emigrated to USA in 1919; a bank clerk (1920)

Tom died on 6 January 1941 at Harrogate, Yorkshire.


  • Sunderland
  • 1882 Grimsby I
  • 1885 Hull V
  • 1889 Sunderland II
  • 1893 Hull II
  • 1896 Nottingham IV
  • 1902 Scarborough I
  • 1906 Leeds I
  • 1911 Hull VI
  • 1917 supernum
  • 1918 Wellington (AC)
  • 1919 America
  • 1920 York I
  • 1921 Derby III
  • 1924 Harrogate (S)


Methodist Minutes 1941/169

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


Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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