Dudley, John (1856-1935)

Dudley, John (1856-1935)
Dudley, John (1856-1935)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912

Early years

John was born in 1856 at Stourbridge, Worcestershire to parents William and Ann. William was a master tailor and draper.

John was converted when eight years old. Before entering the ministry, John trained as a tailor.

Ministry

John served as Secretary of the District Sunday School, Missionary and Orphanage Committees.

His obituary records that John was a lovable personality, of sterling character and rich experience; an able preacher eminently evangelistic, and a true winner of souls. In many of his circuits he witnessed revivals. He was deeply interested in public questions, particularly Temperance and Peace. Preaching was his passion.

Family

John married Fanny Cook (1858-1900) in July 1880 at Stafford, Staffordshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Emily Beatrice (1882-1956) – married George Henry Challenger, a chief engineer, aeroplane manufacture (1911)
  • John Wilfred (1885-1961)
  • Eleanor Bramall (1889-1974) – married Rupert William Caton in 1912
  • Gladys Lilian (1900-1977)

John married Blanche Rose Lena Pochon (1875-1942), of Vevey, Switzerland, in the spring of 1908 at Liverpool, Lancashire.

John died on 8 November 1935 at Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Circuits

  • Sunderland
  • 1876 Oldham I
  • 1878 Liverpool III
  • 1880 Birkenhead
  • 1882 Chester I
  • 1886 Manchester V
  • 1889 Lowton
  • 1891 Buxton
  • 1893 Middleton, Lancs
  • 1896 Bristol III
  • 1899 Foxhill Bank
  • 1901 Newbridge
  • 1902 Rhosymedre
  • 1904 Liverpool III
  • 1909 Bolton I
  • 1912 Ellesmere
  • 1915 Brierley Hill
  • 1917 Kidderminster
  • 1918 Birmingham
  • 1922 Cradley Heath
  • 1923 Wolverhampton
  • 1925 Birmingham (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1902/148 (Fanny); 1912/128

Methodist Minutes 1936/188

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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