Jobling, John (1806-1880)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.7a
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.7a

Early years

John was born on 15 December 1806 at Newton Kirkdale, Yorkshire.

John was converted aged 12 through a relative who had been recently converted. He became a local preacher at an early age.

Ministry

John’s obituary records that as a preacher he was plain, pathetic and earnest. He had good natural powers, a commanding presence, a good voice and an easy flow of language.

He was a man of great spiritual power, his preaching was attended with much divine influence, and was eminently successful to the conversion of sinners.

Failing health forced superannuation in 1870. John moved to Silsden where he continued a pastoral ministry focused on visiting the sick.

Family

John married Ann Lewas (1808-1881) on 2 July 1833 at Danby by Egton, Yorkshire. They had three children identified in census returns.

  • William (1840-1878) – a commercial traveller
  • Thomas John (1841-1920)
  • Hannah Mary (1843-1932) – a housekeeper

John died on 22 July 1880 at Fryup, Yorkshire, a hamlet in the North York Moors between Guisborough and Whitby.

Circuits

  • 1883 Middleham
  • 1834 not shown
  • 1835 S Shields (6 mths)
  • 1835 Darlington (6 mths)
  • 1836 Brompton
  • 1838 Alston
  • 1839 Darlington
  • 1840 Pateley Bridge
  • 1842 Stockton
  • 1844 Westgate
  • 1846 Middleham
  • 1847 Ripon
  • 1849 Pickering
  • 1851 Leeds N
  • 1853 Thirsk
  • 1855 Halifax
  • 1858 Leeds ll
  • 1860 Burnley
  • 1862 Silsden
  • 1865 Thirsk
  • 1868 Shipley
  • 1870 Silsden (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1856/193; 1880/692

PM Minutes 1881/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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