Foggon, James (1829-1905)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1883
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1883

James was born in 1829 at Durham.

Ministry

James obituary records that he was quiet, unassuming, unambitious; he worked for his Master often in wide and difficult stations, and where there came to him little recognition from the centres of district and official life.

In his closing years his character was marked by wonderful gentleness. He had mastered, too, the art of encouragement. His kindly word often enabled others to stand with straight back beneath their burden.

He lived a calm saintly life. He was so retiring that it was only after he had passed away that we fully realised his worth.

Family

James married Ann(ie) Marwood (1839-1896) in the summer of 1860 at Northallerton, Yorkshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Janney Elizabeth (1866-1926) – also spelt as Jennie
  • Alfred Ernest (1868-1930) – a teacher (1891) and later a law clerk (1911)
  • Thomas Arthur (1873-1940) – a publisher’s clerk

James died on 30 June 1905 at Norwich, Norfolk.

Circuits

  • 1854 Stokesley
  • 1855 Whitby
  • 1856 Berwick
  • 1858 N Shields
  • 1860 S Shields
  • 1863 Sunderland
  • 1864 Hetton
  • 1865 Stokesley
  • 1868 Whitehaven
  • 1870 Thornley
  • 1875 Hexham
  • 1876 S Shields
  • 1878 Guisborough
  • 1881 Aylesham
  • 1884 Halstead
  • 1888 Marden
  • 1889 Fakenham
  • 1890 Rockley
  • 1891 Pewsey
  • 1892 Norwich (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine

PM Minutes

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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