Jefferson, Nadin (1848-1918)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907

Early years

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

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