Harvey, John (1819-1894)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866

Early years

John was born on 1 December 1819 at Kingsley, Staffordshire. His parents died when he was young and he was left for much of the time to his own devices. John was converted in March 1835 under the preaching of Mr Isaac Hammond. A year later be became an exhorter and then served as a local preacher for three years before becoming itinerant.

Literature

John authored the following.

A Lecture on the Jubilee of Primitive Methodism, 1861

Family

John married Jane Merrill (1824-1866) in July 1849 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Annie Brewitt (1860-1829) – a music teacher

John married Harriet Carter (1814-1885) in 1869 at Halifax, Yorkshire.

John died on 8 March 1894 at York, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1839 Wakefield
  • 1840 Driffield
  • 1842 Gainsborough
  • 1843 Hull
  • 1845 Scarborough
  • 1847 Patrington
  • 1849 Tadcaster
  • 1852 Malton
  • 1854 Leeds ll
  • 1856 Bradford
  • 1859 Leeds l
  • 1861 Keighley
  • 1864 Dewsbury
  • 1869 Halifax
  • 1870 Burnley
  • 1872 York (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866 (portrait); 1866/376 (Jane)

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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