Glegg, Adam (1834-1906)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1891
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907

Early years

Adam was born on 11 March 1834 at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland to parents Adam Glegg and Mary Jamieson. Adam was the eldest of six children and worked on the small family farm as a child.

Adam attended Presbyterian services with his parents. He left home aged 15 but returned to Stonehaven to learn the blacksmith’s trade. He met up again with his former Sunday School teacher and was converted.

In 1856, Adam and his brother James moved to Herefordshire and Adam found his way to Cwm PM Chapel. The brothers were soon on the plan. Adam spent three years as a local preacher.


His obituary records that Adam gave himself wholly to study, prayer, preaching, visiting and organising for these. As a preacher he was interesting, evangelical and enthusiastic. In his early days especially he found his highest joy in open air speaking.

Rev Phillip Pugh called him ‘the red hot Scotchman’.


Adam married Mary Lowe (1841-1923) in 1868 at Congleton, Cheshire. Mary is described in the 1861 census as a Primitive Methodist preacher.

Adam died on 19 June 1906 at Willaston, nr Crewe, Cheshire and interred at Nantwich Cemetary.


  • 1860 Whitchurch
  • 1862 Oswestry
  • 1864 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1865 Primrose Hill
  • 1868 Kidderminster
  • 1871 Presteign
  • 1874 Cwm
  • 1877 Bromsgrove
  • 1880 Leominster & Weobly
  • 1883 Sandbach
  • 1886 Leamington
  • 1889 Rhosymedre
  • 1892 Congleton
  • 1896 Hadnall
  • 1899 Crewe (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1891/193; 1907/487

PM Minutes 1906/225

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Transcription of Obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907.

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