Hutchinson, John (1798-1874)

Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.25a


In December 1818, Mrs Woolhouse from Hull attended the Nottingham Circuit Quarterley Meeting to urge that a travelling preacher be sent to Hull. She also asked that the two men travelling with her might be constituted travelling preachers. They were John and Samuel Atterby, who at the time were both Wesleyans. They were first received as members, then made local preachers and lastly appointed as travelling preachers. This quick dispatch of the necessary formalities demonstrated that there was no PM Society in place in Hull at that time and the sense of urgency to promote the cause where there was likely to be a receptive group of people amongst whom a mission could be established.

Kendall records that John laboured with acceptance and usefulness for a few years, but trouble of some kind overtaking him, he severed his connection from our Church and joined the New Connexion.

Nina Holman has identified that John was sent to Canada abt1841 by The Methodist New Connexion, and later switched to the Wesleyans.

He was born in 1898 and died on 4 November 1874 at Hamilton, Ontario.

He married Ann Parrott (1799-1835) on 30 August 1819 at East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. Ann was a sister of John Parrott , a PM travelling preacher, and Elizabeth Herod, nee Parrott. Ann died in 1835 at Tunstall.

John married Maria Marshland in 1836 at Bradford. Maria accompanied John to Canada.


  • 1821 Hull
  • 1824 Pocklington
  • 1826 Bradford
  • 1827 Brigg
  • 1828 Malton
  • 1829 Nottingham
  • 1831 Darlaston
  • 1833 Dudley
  • 1834 Tunstall
  • 1835 Bradford
  • 1836 disappears


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1834/245; 1835/314

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1, p362

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

fadedgenes – A Chronicle of the people of the Methodist Church in Canada


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  • This page was modified on 30 January 2022 to include information relating to John’s birth, marriages, death and transfer to Canada provided by Nina Holman.

    By Geoff Dickinson (30/01/2022)

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