Prosser, James (1810-1888)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.32b
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.32b

James was born on 25 April 1810 at Longtown, Herefordshire.

Ministry

Petty records that during his superintendency in Oswestry, from 1856, membership of the circuit increased by 300 and three new chapels were opened.

Family

His wife, Mary Hewitt, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth, was born at Shrewsbury, Shropshire on 29 September 1814. They married in Oswestry in 1839. She died on 9 June 1890. They had six children identified in census returns.

  • Jabez Hewitt (1840-1862)
  • Mary (b1842)
  • Elizabeth Anne (1843-1929) – married Frederick Richard Andrews, a PM Minister.
  • James (1846-1852)
  • David Samuel (1849-1901) – a PM Minister
  • James Alfred (1858-1913) – a chemist and druggist

James died on 25 July 1888 at Walkden, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1833 Presteign
  • 1835 Darlaston
  • 1836 Oswestry
  • 1837 Burland
  • 1839 Dudley
  • 1840 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1841 Macclesfield
  • 1844 Bishop’s Castle
  • 1846 Shrewsbury
  • 1848 Congleton
  • 1850 Coventry
  • 1853 Brierley Hill
  • 1855 Ramsor
  • 1856 Oswestry
  • 1859 Burland
  • 1862 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1867 Newcastle under Lyme
  • 1869 W Bromwich
  • 1873 Old Hill
  • 1876 Old Hill (Sup)
  • 1877 W Bromwich
  • 1879 Crewe
  • 1880 Walkden

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1856/514; 1890/15; 1892/689 (wife)

PM Minutes 1889/15

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p375, p495

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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