Mould, John (1822-1887)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1876

Early years

John was born on 31 July 1822 at Bronnington, Flintshire. As a boy he attended the Parish Church in Hanmer and sang in the choir for many years.

John was converted at the age of 20. He was convinced of his sin while attending a service in the Horsemans Green Chapel near Whitchurch. He was converted three months later. He immediately went on the plan.


John superintended the erection of over 20 chapels and schools during his ministry.

His obituary records that his ministry was severely practical. His piety was natural, personal, sincere. There was in his nature no morbid taint, no sourness, no selfishness. He was free from self-consciousness and sentimentality.


Family John married Sarah Diggle (1830-1891) on 13 Jul 1853 at Wesleyan Chapel, Bury, Lancashire. Census returns identify four children.

  • James Diggle (1856-1935) – an architect
  • Dinah Alice (1858-1931) – married John Wright
  • John Thomas (1861-1934) – an electrical engineer
  • Samuel Joseph (1869-1923) – an architect

John died on 29 May 1887 at Wigan, Lancashire.


  • 1849 Rochdale
  • 1851 Manchester
  • 1853 Greenvale
  • 1856 Foxhill Bank
  • 1860 St Helens
  • 1864 Bury
  • 1869 Manchester lll
  • 1874 Rochdale
  • 1877 Bolton ll
  • 1880 Bury
  • 1883 Haslingden
  • 1886 Wigan


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1876 (portrait)

PM Minutes 1887/19

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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