A transcription of the obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by William Stinson is attached. He writes as follows: “ As a public speaker he selected topics for the pulpit which were adapted for general usefulness; and his address, though natural and easy, was impressive. Of private conversation he was sparing, perhaps to a fault, but when he went out of himself, as it were, his subjects were instructive, and were expressed in a manner which secured the attention of those whom he addressed.”
James was born on 4 July 1813 at Brigg, Lincolnshire. His obituary records that his father died when he was about nine years old. He was apprenticed to an uncle as a tanner and fellmonger at Silversides, nr Brigg, when thirteen years old.
James died on 25 August 1840 at Church Greasley.
- 1834 Whitby
- 1835 Ripon
- 1836 Pontefract
- 1837 Sheffield
- 1838 Burton on Trent
- 1839 Ashby de la Zouch
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1844/45
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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