Jefferson, Nadin (1848-1918)
Nadin was born in 1848 at Loughborough. His father, William, was a PM Minister. His mother was also a preacher of note in Nottingham before her marriage.
Most of Nadin’s ministry took place in the towns of Leicester, Sheffield and Hull.
His obituary records that Nadin was a fluent speaker, adopting extempore methods. When speaking to a sympathetic congregation his passion warmed his fluency into eloquence, and many people recall great times that he had when a topic that suited his style had captured his mind.
Business was not much in his line, and though he built churches and manses, and for a while even was made Building Committee Secretary he gave it up with the laughing suggestion that his brethren wanted to kill him.
Nadin married Sarah Pick (1848-1920) in the summer of 1874 at Leicester, Leicestershire. Census returns identify six of seven children.
- Edith Adeline (b1878)
- Ida Marion (b1881)
- Verdon Robert Nadin (1882-1940) – a bank clerk (1911)
- John William Beecher (b1883) – a hired local preacher in 1907; went on to become a minister in America, but was killed by a lightening strike
- Sydney Ewart (1887-1962) – a school teacher
- Irene Emmeline (1889-1972)
Nadin died on 1 November 1918 at Hull, Yorkshire.
- 1870 Ripley
- 1871 Horncastle
- 1872 Boston
- 1873 Lincoln I
- 1874 Sleaford
- 1875 Rotherham
- 1877 Sheffield II
- 1880 Leicester II
- 1885 Hull IV
- 1888 Goole
- 1892 Hull III
- 1895 Sheffield II
- 1897 Leicester III
- 1902 Hull II
- 1906 Bridlington
- 1910 Leicester
- 1915 Hull VII
- 1917 Hull (Sup)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907/507
PM Minutes 1919/267
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers