Lawton, Alfred (1898-1972)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

ALFRED LAWTON: who died on 6th November, 1972, in the seventy-fourth year of his age and the fifty-first of his ministry, served in the following circuits: Glasgow II (Hartley College), East London Mission, Chelmsford, Hornsea, Nigeria District of West Africa (three terms), Penrith, Horncastle, Oldbury (Wesley), Winsford (St. Paul’s) and Cheadle. 

At his own request there is no obituary notice.


Alfred was born on 11 October 1898 at Ryhope, Co. Durham, to parents Thomas, a Prudential life assurance superintendent (1901), and Mary.

He married Jessie Ellen Munden (1899-1981) in the spring of 1928 in the Auckland Registration District, Co. Durham.

Alfred died on 6 November 1972 in the Salisbury Registration District, Wiltshire.


  • 1921 Glasgow II
  • 1923 Hartley
  • 1925 E London Mission
  • 1927 Chelmsford
  • 1928 Hornsea
  • 1929 Nigeria
  • 1932 Penrith
  • 1935 Fr W Africa
  • 1940 Horncastle
  • 1943 Fr W Africa
  • 1951 Oldbury Wes
  • 1954 Winsford St P
  • 1957 Winsford
  • 1959 Cheadle
  • 1963 Supernum


Methodist Minutes 1973/146

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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