Loxton, Samuel (1815-1896)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1863 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1863
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early years

Samuel was born on 5 June 1815 Finsbury, London to parents James Loxton and Mary Bowers. He was baptised on 16 July 1815 at Finsbury. His parents were Wesleyans who attended the City Rd Chapel. Samuel was apprenticed to Mr D Bowen of Darlaston, who was an uncle and one of the earliest PM Deed Poll Members of Conference. Samuel was converted at an evening service at Darlaston in June 1829. He soon became a local preacher.

Ministry

His obituary includes; ‘His natural and gracious sweetness of life, his gentleness, evenness of temper, large kindness, his wish to please and serve all to his utmost ability, the lofty, steady transparency of his long consistent life greatly endeared him to all who knew him.’

Family

Samuel married Sarah Edwards (1815-1858) in 1845 at Maidstone.

He married Marianne Hartley (1825-1881) at Gainsborough in 1870

He married Elizabeth Gray (1840-1932) at Glanford Brigg in 1886.

Samuel died on 13 March 1896 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1837 Hull
  • 1842 London
  • 1843 Maidstone
  • 1845 Ramsgate
  • 1847 Bedford
  • 1848 Paisley
  • 1850 Calder Bank
  • 1855 Edinburgh
  • 1858 Hammersmith
  • 1860 Exmouth
  • 1862 Jersey
  • 1864 Deal & Dover
  • 1865 Gloucester
  • 1867 Swinefleet
  • 1869 Barton on Humber
  • 1871 Brigg
  • 1872 Scotter
  • 1875 Epworth
  • 1877 Pocklington
  • 1879 Tadcaster (S)
  • 1890 Harrogate

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1863 (portrait); 1897/66

PM Minutes 1896/25

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p459

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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