Judson, John (1804-1876)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.23a
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.23a

John was born at Scaw Top, Keighley, Yorkshire in 1804.

Ministry

Kendall reports that in 1824, Keighley was made a Circuit of the Sunderland District. One of the first to open his house for religious services was the father of Rev. J. Judson, who began his more public labours by becoming a hired local preacher in Keighley, his native Circuit.

Most of John’s ministry was carried out in the north west of England, with brief excursions into Ireland and North Wales.

Family

John married Mary Douglas (1815-1877) circa 1843. Mary was born in Ireland. They had seven children.

  • Mary Jane (1845-1922) – married Thomas Threlfall, a manufacturing chemist
  • John (1849-1932) – a draper
  • Henry Edward (1850-1920) – a draper
  • Robert (b1852)
  • Moses (1853-1914) – a draper
  • Sarah Taylor (b1855) – a milliner
  • William Douglas (1857-1940) – a PM Minister

John died on 28 June 1876 in Oldham.

Circuits

  • 1833 Bilston
  • 1834 Silsden
  • 1836 Preston Brook
  • 1837 Warrington
  • 1838 Preston Brook
  • 1839 Bury
  • 1841 Wrexham
  • 1842 Donaghmore
  • 1843 Lurgan
  • 1844 Manchester
  • 1846 Chester
  • 1848 Stockport
  • 1849 Bradwell
  • 1851 Castletown
  • 1853 Stalybridge
  • 1855 Chorley
  • 1858 Lymn
  • 1861 Bury
  • 1864 Stockport
  • 1867 Preston
  • 1869 Oldham ll
  • 1873 Oldham (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1856/fr; 1877/492

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p120

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • It may be of interest to you: John Judson and Thomas Jobling were brother’s-in-law, their wives being sisters. Mary and Sarah were born in Lurgan, Armagh. Their father was Henry Douglas, who’s brother was a Wesleyan Methodist minister in Ireland (The Rev. William Douglas). If you go to this Google Books link you will find the obituary for Mary.

    Reference: Primitive Methodist Magazine 1883/311

    By Jennifer Douglas (08/08/2012)

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