Campbell, Edward (1860-1924)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916

Early years

Edward was born 4 March 1860 at Shotley Bridge to parents William and Annie. William worked as a joiner and was a trustee, class leader and Sunday School superintendent for many years. Edward was a brother of Alfred J Campbell.

Edward was baptised on 22 June 1860 at Shotley Bridge. He began to preach when eighteen years old. Three years later he was recommended for ministry.


His obituary records that Edward was a genial soul, a choice friend and a companion of rare value. In his preaching he had the happy gift of lighting up his sermons with apposite illustrations. He was never commonplace. To many people his messages were as a golden gate through which they passed to higher heights of living.

Edward served two districts as Sunday School Secretary.


Edward married Elizabeth Ann Guthrie (1859-1922) in the summer of 1886 at Shotley Bridge, Co Durham. Census returns identify three of four children.

  • John Guthrie (1887-1957) – a clerk (1911); later an Anglican clergyman
  • Isabella (b1889)
  • Elsie (b1898)

Edward died on 4 February 1924 at Glossop, Derbyshire.


  • Sunderland
  • 1882 Berwick
  • 1883 Gravesend
  • 1885 Walworth
  • 1887 Staithes
  • 1891 Blyth
  • 1895 White le Head
  • 1900 Sunderland III
  • 1905 Jarrow
  • 1908 Lemington-on-Tyne
  • 1913 Whitehaven
  • 1920 Glossop


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/422; 1924/877

PM Minutes 1924/267

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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