Everingham, Joseph William (1865-1945)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919

Early years

Joseph was born in late 1865 at Market Weighton, nr Pocklington, Yorkshire, to parents John and Margaret. John was a draper. Joseph was baptised on 19 February 1866 at Pocklington.

Joseph publicly witnessed for Christ before he was ten years old, and in those early days had a passion to preach, which never left him. Joseph was educated at Elmfield College, York.


His obituary records that Joseph radiated gentle kindness and sympathy in all his dealings, and was at the same time just and painstaking to the last degree in all his administrative duties.

Despite a serious breakdown in health, he made a good recovery, though the effects of this trouble persisted throughout his long ministry of fifty-seven years.


Joseph married Rebecca Hodge Field (1871-1960) in late 1892 in the Skirlaugh Registration District, Yorkshire. Rebecca was a great niece of Henry Hodge. Census returns identify four children.

  • John (1894-1908)
  • William (1896-1980) – an apprentice ironmonger (1911; an installation inspector (1960)
  • Dora (1898-1975)
  • Joseph (1900-1988)

Joseph died on 25 May 1945 at Kingsbury, Middlesex.


  • Sunderland
  • 1888 Hornsea
  • 1892 Edinburgh
  • 1893 High Wycombe
  • 1896 Driffield
  • 1900 Patrington
  • 1903 Plymouth
  • 1906 Exmouth
  • 1909 Skipton
  • 1911 Chelmsford
  • 1916 Harrow
  • 1920 Redhill
  • 1928 Marylebone
  • 1932 Richmond (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919/150

Methodist Minutes 1945/139

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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