Parkinson, James Richard (1819-1892)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1869
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1869

Early years

James was born on 1 June 1819 at Belchford, Lincolnshire. He was converted on 8 January 1836 and in the March of that year his name appeared on the plan.

Ministry

James was richly dowered with a fine robust physique, his conscience was keen to perceive the difference between right and wrong, his vivid imagination was quick in penetrating the invisible, and his faith grasped the impalpable

Family

James married Dorothy Parker (1820-1863) on 28 December 1848 at Mill St Chapel, Hull, Yorkshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • James (b1852) – a merchant
  • Richard (b1854)
  • Dorothy (1855-1881)
  • Mary (b1858) – a dressmaker in 1881
  • Lucy Ann (b1861)

James married Jane Barker (1825-1893) on 20 May 1864 at Great Driffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Emily Ann (b1865)
  • Laura Ellen (1870-1884)

James died on 25 September 1892 at Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Circuits

  • 1841 Scotter
  • 1842 Doncaster
  • 1843 Canterbury
  • 1844 Driffield
  • 1846 Louth
  • 1847 Alford
  • 1848 Hull West
  • 1850 Hull East
  • 1852 Scarborough
  • 1858 Hull l
  • 1854 Grimsby
  • 1856 Scarborough
  • 1860 Selby
  • 1863 Driffield
  • 1866 Epworth
  • 1869 Retford
  • 1872 Louth
  • 1875 Doncaster l
  • 1877 Patrington
  • 1880 Retford
  • 1885 Retford (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1864/247 (wife); 1869/641 (portrait);

PM Minutes 1893/19

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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