Rogers, David (1867-1925)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923

Early years

David was born in 1867 at Bassingham, Lincolnshire, to parents Joseph and Esther. At Bassingham, Joseph worked as a grocer and agricultural labourer. Later the family moved to Lincoln, where Joseph worked as a labourer.

David ‘found himself religiously’ at the Portland Place Church, Lincoln.


David was not one who enjoyed district or connexional limelight. Over thirty-one years he exercised a ministry of abiding benediction, and commended respect wherever he went. He was never an orator, but his preaching moved men and women to live nobler lives, and led not a few to the Saviour’s feet. He was not a statesman, but he carefully superintended his circuits, attending to details with great vigilance, and was always prompt and accurate in his returns to district and Connexional courts. There was no glitter about him, but there was plenty of gold.


David married Martha Scotney (1867-1947) in the summer of 1898 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Leslie Arthur (1899-1954)
  • Dorothy (b1903)

David died on 8 September 1925 at Coundon, Co Durham.


  • Hartley
  • 1894 Winsford
  • 1899 Halstead
  • 1901 Barton on Humber
  • 1905 Pocklington
  • 1909 Batley
  • 1912 Sandbach
  • 1916 Bakewell
  • 1922 Pickering
  • 1925 Shildon


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923/668; 1926/288

PM Minutes 1926/281

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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