Pritchard, James (1808-1885)
James was born at Great Barrow, Cheshire on 7 September 1808 to parents John and Anne. He was baptised on 16 October 1808.
Petty relates that the period when James was Superintendent in Birmingham marked a significant improvement in the work in both numbers, a modest rise, and in the chapels built with associated Sunday-schools.
James authored the following.
The substance of an address ,1863
The Poet of Milton , 1868 – a biography of Richard Jukes (1804-1867), PM hymn writer
James married Ann Price on 31 October 1836 in Liverpool. She was born at Leighton, 2 February 1814 and died in May 1843. They had two children.
- John Albert (1840-1859)
- Eliza A (1842-1854)
James married Margaret Highfield (1817-1855) on 27 November 1843 at Maer, Staffordshire.
He married again to Martha (b1823), sister of Margaret, and they had two children.
- Edwin James (1858-1929) – a timber broker
- Albert Highfield (b1860) – a commercial traveller and later a metal broker
James died on 19 June 1885 in Wolverhampton.
- 1833 Birmingham
- 1835 Oswestry
- 1838 Shrewsbury
- 1839 Burland
- 1842 Ramsor
- 1844 Macclesfield
- 1846 Newcastle under Lyne
- 1849 Prees
- 1850 Prees Green
- 1851 Birmingham
- 1856 Macclesfield
- 1858 Coventry
- 1861 Birmingham
- 1863 Tunstall
- 1866 West Bromwich
- 1869 Newcastle under Lyne
- 1872 Dawley
- 1873 Wolverhampton
- 1876 Wolverhampton (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1843/445; 1885/565
J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p490
The Primitive Methodist , 1885/461
PM Minutes, 1885/16
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers