A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Samuel Tillotson. It describes his early life and conversion. His progress through the stations is recorded in a series of letters to his widowed mother.
Richard was born on 10 April 1804 nr Blyth, Northumberland, to parents Richard Gibson and Jane Watson. he was baptised on 4 May 1804 at Salem Chapel, Hood Street, formerly Bethel Methodist New Connexion, Newcastle upon Tyne.
He married Jane Whitehead on 7 June 1833 at St peter, Bolton le Moors, Lancashire. They had a son who died in infancy.
Richard died on 5 January 1835 at Wrexham, Denbighshire. He was buried on 9 January 1835 at Wrexham.
- 1828 Sunderland
- 1829 New Mills
- 1830 Bolton
- 1831 Oldham
- 1832 Manchester
- 1833 Chester
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1835/291
PM Minutes 1835/3
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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