Kynaston, Albert Henry (1867-1951)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923

Early years

Albert was born in 1867 at Minsterley, Shropshire, to parents Joseph and Margaret. Joseph was working as a coal agent in 1871 and as a railway porter in 1881. The 1891 census shows Albert working as a railway porter.

Albert was called to preach by Rev J W Normandale and recommended for the ministry by Rev A A Birchenough. Albert spent one year in the Leintwardine circuit under the supervision of the General Committee before his appointment to Ludlow.


His obituary records that Albert was an original and arresting preacher with a well-stored mind and a strong personality and never failed to win others to the service of his Lord. As a pastor and shepherd of souls, he was beloved for his care and understanding sympathy.

His strength of character and gifts of administration found expression in the many District Offices which he exercised with marked ability and grace.


Albert married Annie Dorricott (1870-1951) in the summer of 1898 in the Atcham Registration District, Shropshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Henry Isaac Joseph (1899-1966)
  • Fred (1901-1974)
  • Clifford (1905-2000)
  • Marjory (1910-1997)

Albert died on 14 May 1951 at Shrewsbury.


  • 1894 Ludlow
  • 1895 Newtown
  • 1896 Buckingham
  • 1897 Aldershot
  • 1898 Kingsley
  • 1901 Tarporley
  • 1905 Stewkley
  • 1908 Luton II
  • 1911 Kettering
  • 1914 Ludlow
  • 1918 Wellington
  • 1922 Belper
  • 1924 Ellesmere
  • 1929 Presteign


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923/594

Methodist Minutes 1951/148

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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