Sutcliffe, Joseph (1824-1894)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881

Early years

Joseph was born on 6 February 1824 at Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. His father James was a weaver.

Joseph spent 9 years as a local preacher before becoming itinerant.

Ministry

His obituary records that Joseph was a quiet unobtrusive man, but endeared himself greatly to those who knew him; and though he never gained a prominent position in the Church, yet “he was a good man”.

Family

Joseph married Elizabeth Fowls (1829-1884) in July 1858 at Bradwell, Derbyshire.

He married Mary Ann Whipp, nee Poole, (1817-1897) on 3 July 1884 at St Mark, Dalson, Hackney, London

Joseph died on 6 October 1894 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Circuits

  • 1852 Salford
  • 1853 Preston
  • 1854 Douglas
  • 1856 Northwich
  • 1857 Bradwell
  • 1858 Swinefleet
  • 1859 Hornsea
  • 1861 Leek
  • 1863 Bromsgrove
  • 1865 Whitchurch
  • 1866 Kidderminster
  • 1867 Oswestry
  • 1869 Knighton
  • 1870 Primrose Bank
  • 1872 Worcester
  • 1873 Sandbach
  • 1874 Ramsor
  • 1876 Blackburn
  • 1878 W Bromwich
  • 1879 Stratford
  • 1881 Leamington
  • 1882 Banbury
  • 1883 Marlborough
  • 1885 Morden
  • 1886 Wangford
  • 1888 Watton
  • 1890 Yarmouth (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1881 (portrait); 1886/545 (Elizabeth); 1895/706

PM Minutes 1895/16

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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