Goldthorpe, Jonathan (1850-1924)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1926
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1926

Early years

Jonathan was born on 7 April 1850 at Glossop, Derbyshire to parents Joseph and Hannah. Joseph was a power loom weaver and died when Jonathan was seven.

Jonathan was converted at the early age of twelve, mainly through the influence of his mother. He became a local preacher at the age of eighteen.

Ministry

As a preacher, Jonathan possessed considerable homiletical skill, and was always practical. The great fundamental truths of the Gospel burned themselves into his nature and became part of his life.

The Scriptural Holiness Union owed much to Jonathan. He was identified with it from its inception in 1882 and served as Secretary and President.

In 1891, Jonathan was one of the delegates to the Ecumenical Conference in Washington. Jonathan was Secretary of Conference in 1907. In 1914 he was chosen for the office of Connexional treasurer.

Family

Jonathan married Elizabeth Ogden (1852-1932) in the summer of 1876 at Glossop, Derbyshire. Elizabeth worked as a cotton weaver before marriage. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Joseph (1878-1934) – a fish merchant (1911)
  • Alice Maud (1879-1959) – a telegraphist (1911)
  • Enoch (1882-1962) – a cashier (1911); a PM Minister from 1916
  • George Ernest (b1883)
  • Jane Helena (1883-1948) – a telegraph clerk (1911); married Robert Murray Morris, a clerk
  • Samuel Leonard (1886-1972) – a shipping clerk (1911)
  • Anna Elizabeth (1889-1975) – a dressmaker (1911)

Jonathan died on 8 March 1925 at Bridlington, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • Sunderland
  • 1872 Leeds III
  • 1873 Sowerby Bridge
  • 1875 Pickering
  • 1877 Leeds II
  • 1879 Morley
  • 1880 Dewsbury
  • 1883 Leeds VI
  • 1886 Hull II
  • 1890 Hull I
  • 1894 Halifax II
  • 1897 Shipley
  • 1900 Hull II
  • 1903 Grimsby II
  • 1907 Pontypool
  • 1911 Shipley
  • 1912 Hull (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/591; 1920/386; 1926/289; 1932/376 (Elizabeth)

PM Minutes 1925/255

The Primitive Methodist 1900/316

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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