Crompton, James (1810-1863)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855
Copy provided by Steven Carter

James was born on 7 July 1810 at Walkden Moor, Lancashire, to parents James and Mary. His mother was a godly woman who brought James up in the church. He was converted at the age of 17 and became a local preacher two years later.

Ministry

His obituary records that James was ‘highly esteemed on all his stations and parted with regret.’ He was ‘a good, plain and successful preacher’.

Family

He married Pamela Ward (1819-1900) on 13 October 1843 at Weston on Trent, Staffordshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Margaret (b1848) – a dressmaker
  • Thomas (b1850) – a grocer
  • Arthur James (1853-1906) – an engine fitter

James died on 4 April 1863 at Chesterfield.

Circuits

  • 1833 Preston Brook
  • 1834 Isle of Man
  • 1835 Chester
  • 1837 Keighley
  • 1838 York
  • 1839 Grimsby
  • 1840 Driffield
  • 1842 Leicester
  • 1844 Nottingham
  • 1845 Mansfield
  • 1847 Bottesford
  • 1849 Loughborough
  • 1853 Lincoln
  • 1855 Boston
  • 1857 Leicester ll
  • 1859 Chesterfield

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855 (portrait); 1863/513

PM Minutes 1863/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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