Moss, James (1795 - 1863)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1859 | Copy provided by Steven Carter
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1859
Copy provided by Steven Carter

Early years

James was born in Aug 1795 Whatton, Nottinghamshire to parents Richard and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 1 September 1795 at Whatton.  Kendall records that James was ‘won’ on Easter Sunday 1816, being both convicted and converted under John Benton at Whatton. James began his ministry in 1819.

Ministry

Petty records extracts of James’ journal that tell of early excursions into Birmingham from the Darlaston circuit in 1824/5. Whilst the tone of the extracts is optimistic, it wasn’t until 1828 that Birmingham was stationed for the first time as a separate circuit with one preacher.

Literature

James authored the following.

A Correspondence Between the Rev. F. W. Faber, Formerly Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire; But Now a Roman Catholic Priest, and Superintendent of a Monastic Establishment, at Cotton Hall, (Staffordshire;) and Mr. James Moss, Primitive Methodist Minister at Alton, in the Same County, 1847

Family

His wife, Frances, died in 1862.

James died on 29 April 1863 at West Bromwich.

Circuits

  • 1821 Nottingham
  • 1822 Loughborough
  • 1823 Darlaston
  • 1825 Worcester
  • 1826 Bolton
  • 1827 Preston
  • 1829 Huddersfield
  • 1830 Isle of Man
  • 1833 Liverpool
  • 1834 Preston Brook
  • 1835 Norwich
  • 1836 Brandon
  • 1839 Mattishall
  • 1840 Darlaston
  • 1842 Oswestry
  • 1844 Ramsor
  • 1847 Redditch
  • 1848 Cwm
  • 1850 Rose Cottage
  • 1851 Hadnall
  • 1853 Bromyard
  • 1853 Bromsgrove
  • 1856 W. Bromwich
  • 1859 W. Bromwich (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1828/239; 1830/301; 1859; 1863/651

PM Minutes 1863/5

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p.228

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1, p.242; Vol 2, 472

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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