Laverick, John (1839-1898)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889

Early years

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.

Ministry

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.’

Family

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.

Circuits

  • 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

References

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

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