Maland, Joseph (1870-1932)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1925
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1925

Early years

Joseph was born in 1870 at Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, to parents George and Eliza. George was a carter (1871). When widowed, Eliza worked as a grocer (1891).

Joseph was a warehouseman before entering the ministry.


Joseph came from a preaching family, and from the beginning he was known as one who could present the case for Christianity with strength and power.

Joseph wrote many articles under the name ‘Harrison Dale’. He often took part successfully in essay competitions run by religious newspapers.

Joseph served as District Orphanage Secretary.

Whilst at Birkenhead, James had a serious breakdown in health. After some time he appeared to make a recovery, but it is not unlikely that then were sown the seeds of disease, which later brought forth sad fruitage. He moved south in the hope of help to his health but eventually had to superannuate and moved to Bridlington in 1931.


Joseph married Ada Capewell (1867-1949) in the summer of 1900 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.

Joseph died on 14 May 1932 at Bridlington, Yorkshire.


  • 1896 Rotherham
  • 1900 Bury
  • 1901 Darwen
  • 1907 Bradford
  • 1910 Wolverhampton I
  • 1913 Sheffield IX
  • 1916 Rotherham
  • 1920 Birkenhead
  • 1922 Yarmouth
  • 1925 Faringdon
  • 1929 Whitchurch
  • 1931 Bridlington (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918/39; 1925/298

PM Minutes 1932/321

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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