Parsons, John Matfin (1861-1931)


John was born in the summer of 1861 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to parents Thomas Parsons, a PM minister, and Ann Nowles Matfin.

He moved to the USA in 1893, but returned to the UK after the death of his father. In 1901 he is shown living with his mother and sisters at Louth, Lincolnshire.

The 1911 census records John as a retired PM minister and teacher of art and music, living at Maryport, Cumberland with three sisters.

John died on 28 November 1931 at Maryport, Cumberland.


  • 1883 Sheerness
  • 1885 Newport, Isle of Wight
  • 1886 Portsmouth
  • 1887 Market Rasen
  • 1890 Alston
  • 1893 moves to USA


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • I have the old primitive methodist connection member cards with his signatures!

    By Nicola Armstrong (02/12/2023)

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