Reynolds, Samuel Bartholomew (1825-1910)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1878

Early years

Samuel was born on 24 August 1825 at Buxton, Norfolk. Samuel’s parents worked on the land. The only education Samuel received was in the village school. In his early teens Samuel found employment in the railway service.


Samuel became a hired local preacher in the Pontefract circuit in 1850.

His obituary records that he had a fine physique, capable of great endurance, and without stint or self seeking he gave himself to ‘the work of an Apostle’. Great hearted, he was tender, ever prepared to assist the unfortunate and suffering. Nevertheless, no-one could be more severe upon the wayward and negligent.

His bent was eminently evangelistic, and his supreme concern the glory of God in the salvation of men.

He was a capable circuit minister and could be relied upon in cases of difficulty or pressure. Samuel was Secretary to the General Chapel Fund Committee for several years.


Samuel married Phoebe Cawthorn, nee Braim (1816-1887) in 1855 at Pontefract, Yorkshire.

He married Clara Anne Spink (1853-1905) in 1891 at Sculcoates, Yorkshire.

Samuel died on 25 July 1910 at Rotherham.


  • 1851 Pontefract
  • 1853 York
  • 1855 Pateley Bridge
  • 1856 Baldock
  • 1859 Walworth
  • 1860 Middleham
  • 1861 Dewsbury
  • 1864 Shipley
  • 1866 Hoyland
  • 1869 Malton
  • 1871 Pontefract
  • 1875 Leeds l
  • 1878 Leeds ll
  • 1880 Castleford
  • 1883 Oldham lll
  • 1886 Leeds lV
  • 1889 Rotherham
  • 1895 Rotherham (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1878 (Portrait)

PM Minutes 1911/32

PM World 1900/631

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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