Laverick, John (1839-1898)
John was a born in 1839 at Darlington, Co Durham to parents Thompson and Elizabeth. Thompson was a tailor and farmer.
John was a third generation Primitive Methodist and attended the Queen St Sunday School.
Class meetings were sometimes held in his father’s house, so as a boy John would have heard some of the experiences of the early members of the Primitive Methodist Church. He was converted aged 16.
As a preacher, in his young days John was very popular. Rev Henry Yooll writes in his obituary: ‘In his vigorous days and when in the midst of battle, he was a preacher of force and fervour, and had the joy in having fruit fall to his reaping.’
John married Eliza Young (1836-1870) in the summer of 1864 at Darlington.
John married Eliza Jane Wade (1844-1896) in the summer of 1873 at York. Census returns identify two children.
- Lily Jane Young (1874-1967) – married Robert Hodgson, a grocer and provision dealer
- Laura Elizabeth Thompson (1876-1959) – married Irvine Anthony Hodgson, a cork manufacturer
John died on 1 April 1898 at St Helen Auckland.
- 1859 Hexham
- 1861 Stockton
- 1864 Maryport
- 1865 Thornley
- 1867 Hexham
- 1868 Stokesley
- 1871 Lowick
- 1873 Westgate
- 1876 St Helens Auckland
- 1877 Thornley
- 1879 Motherwell
- 1880 Kendal
- 1882 Bishop Auckland
- 1885 Haltwhistle
- 1888 Lancaster
- 1889 Preston ll
- 1890 Holborn
- 1892 Thirsk
- 1895 St Helen Auckland
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871/682 (Eliza); 1889/449; 1898/468 (Eliza Jane)
The Primitive Methodist 1898/226
PM Minutes 1898/14
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers