John was born abt1836 at Hackworth, nr Bedale, Yorkshire, to parents John, who worked the land, and Elizabeth.
Before entering the ministry John was a printer’s apprentice (1851). The 1871 census finds him with his mother and brother at Aiskew, nr Bedale. He is described as a Primitive Methodist Superintendent Minister – without charge.
I have not been able to identify any later record.
- 1859 Ludlow
- 1861 Brierley Hill
- 1862 Redditch
- 1863 Nantwich & Crewe
- 1865 Dudley
- 1867 Leek
- 1869 Leominster & Weobly
- 1870 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers