Dixon, Edward (1815-1895)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866

Edward was born in February 1815 at Northallerton, Yorkshire to parents William and Frances. He was baptised on 28 February 1815 at Northallerton. Growing up, he attended the Wesleyan chapel with his grandparents. Edward was converted on 31 August 1834 through the Primitive Methodists and he soon answered a call to preach. He took his first appointment on 16 October 1836.

Ministry

As an itinerant minister, over 700 persons were converted during his ministry. Loss of his voice in 1872 caused him to be superannuated.

His obituary records that he was a diligent student and a fair Greek and Hebrew scholar. His sermons were brim full of gospel fruit gathered from the tree of life, and adapted to awaken sinners, lead penitents to Christ, and help Christians to obtain higher conditions of spiritual life.

Family

Edward married Jane Barker (1816-1874) in 1848 at Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify one daughter.

  • Ann (1850-1905) – a music teacher before marriage; married Tom Peatfield, a PM Minister.

Edward died on 18 December 1895 at Southwark, London.

Circuits

  • 1839 Hull
  • 1842 Driffield
  • 1844 Grimsby
  • 1846 Hull
  • 1847 Tadcaster
  • 1848 Alford
  • 1850 Gainsborough
  • 1852 Retford
  • 1853 Epworth
  • 1854 Scotter
  • 1856 Brigg
  • 1857 Pocklington
  • 1859 Hull ll
  • 1861 Patrington
  • 1863 Retford
  • 1866 Hornsea
  • 1869 Brigg
  • 1872 Leeds lll (S)
  • 1875 Brighton
  • 1882 Eakring
  • 1889 Woolwich
  • 1892 Walworth

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866 (portrait); 1876/47 (Jane)

The Primitive Methodist, 1886/283

PM Minutes 1896/12

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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