John was born on 12 November 1851 at Shield Row, Tanfield, Co. Durham, to parents James, a coal miner, and Sarah. He was baptised on 24 April 1857 at Tanfield, Co. Durham.
He married Jane Ann Richardson (1854-1914) in the summer of 1879 in the Lanchester Registration District, Co. Durham.
John died on 9 January 1902 at Dunston-on-Tyne, nr Gateshead, Co. Durham.
- 1875 Gravesend
- 1876 Chichester
- 1877 Chatham
- 1879 Aldershot
- 1880 Newport Pagnall
- 1881 Grassington
- 1883 Tranent
- Gateshead – Congregational minister
- 1886-1891 Wells
- 1891-1897 Bishop Auckland
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman Index id:5408
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