Goodwin, Rowland Binnall (1879-1950)

Early years

Rowland was born in 1879 at Tunstall, Staffordshire to parents John William Goodwin and Matilda Eliza Binnall. John worked in the pottery business and in 1891 is identified as a potter’s general manager. Rowland’s brother, Henry was also a PM Minister.


Rowland’s obituary records that his youthful spirit made him deeply loved by young people everywhere. This was recognised by his appointment as president of the Isle of Man Christian Endeavour Union.

Always radiant in spirit, his deep Christian convictions and strong faith were an inspiration. Difficulties were faced with courage and insight. He was an able preacher, of wide sympathies and an intense love of his Lord.


Rowland married Catherine Rae Cowe (1887-1948) at Eyemouth, Berwickshire. Records identify three children.

  • Mary (1908-1874)
  • John Binnall (1910-1964) – a costing and statistical clerk (1950)
  • Matilda Helen (1911-1996) – married Ronald Albert Bellfield

Rowland died on 19 August 1950 at Connahs Quay, Flintshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1901 Berwick
  • 1905 Glasgow I
  • 1910 Amble
  • 1913 Glasgow II
  • 1918 Nottingham IV
  • 1925 Douglas
  • 1928 Kettering
  • 1933 S Yorks Mission
  • 1945 Oldham Lees Road


PM Minutes 1951/120

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Note: His obituary refers to gives his second name as Burndred

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