McKinney, James (1849-1924)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1925
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1925

Early years

James was born in 1849 in Ireland to parents Francis and Margaret. James was brought up in Scotland where Francis was a printfield worker, i.e a mill worker who printed cloth with dyes and inks (1861).

James was converted at the age of thirteen. Before entering the ministry he worked as a warehouseman at Eastwood, Renfrewshire.

Ministry

His obituary records that James was tall and sparely built; on the physical side exactly fitted for his task as a minister. The soundness of his judgement, the carefulness of his administration, the thoroughness with which he did his work, made it possible for him to face exacting situations and achieve success.

Most of his ministry was carried out to village Methodism. He superannuated in 1914 and moved to Peterborough until 1921, when he moved to Bridlington.

Family

James married Myra Butler (1850-1887) in the summer of 1876 at Cookham, Berkshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Margaret (1877-1942)
  • Myra Jane (1879-1889)
  • Francis John (1880-1889)

James married Mary Rawlings (1847-1925) in late 1888 at Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

James died on 8 October 1924 at Bridlington, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1972 High Wycombe
  • 1873 Bedford
  • 1875 Maidenhead
  • 1876 Baldock
  • 1878 Reading
  • 1880 Ramsgate
  • 1881 Whitstable
  • 1884 North Cave
  • 1887 Knowlwood
  • 1889 Newtown
  • 1891 Hadnall
  • 1894 North Cave
  • 1897 Banbury
  • 1899 Saffron Walden
  • 1901 Craven Arms
  • 1903 Presteign
  • 1905 Sleaford
  • 1908 Saffron Walden
  • 1911 Louth
  • 1914 Peterborough (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1889/248; 1908/969; 1925/878

PM Minutes 1925/264

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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