Harradine, John Henry (1846-1935)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

JOHN H. HARRADINE: born in 1846. His early years were spent in Cambridge, whence he entered the Primitive Methodist Ministry in 1870.

He was quiet, thoughtful, and retiring, with a distinct preference for the less conspicuous spheres of service. He found his vocation in gladly giving of his best to the least. His circuits were chiefly in the agricultural areas of the south of England. His retirement took place thirty years ago, but he is remembered still as a sound and earnest evangelical preacher and diligent pastor, especially to the sick and needy. His interest in the work and development of Methodism was unabated to the last. 

He died at Brading, Isle of Wight, on August 14, 1935, in his eighty-ninth year.


John was born in 1846 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, to parents Henry, a painter, and Harriet.

At the time of the 1861 census, John was working as an errand boy.

He married Eliza Turner Oliver (abt1850-1928) in the spring of 1874 in the Forehoe Registration District, Norfolk. Census returns identify one child.

  • Lois Mary (1877-1883)

John died on 14 August 1935 at Brading, Isle of Wight.


  • 1870 Stowmarket
  • 1871 Forncett
  • 1873 Colchester
  • 1875 Watton
  • 1877 Norwich
  • 1879 Downham
  • 1880 Bungay
  • 1883 Buckingham
  • 1884 Newport, Isle of Wight
  • 1891 Gravesend
  • 1894 Basingstoke
  • 1897 Southampton I
  • 1900 Yeovil
  • 1904 St Austell
  • 1905 St Austell (S)


Methodist Minutes 1936/182

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published.