Tillotson, Samuel (1794-1863)
Samuel was born at Holbeck, Leeds, on 13 August 1794 to parents John and Esther. Samuel was associated with the Wesleyans in the time period 1817-1819 as two children were baptised in the Wesleyan Chapel at Holbeck.
Primitive Methodists first began to meet in Leigh in a cottage off Kirkhall Lane, but in 1834 Samuel bought a plot of land on the south side of Bradshawgate and built a chapel and school.
Samuel authored the following.
On a preparation for the coming of the Lord: A sermon preached from the parable of the wise and foolish virgins: in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne, on the 4th of Dec. 1825 , pub 1826
Samuel married Elizabeth Conyers (1794-1873) at St Peter, Leeds on 29 May 1815. Records identify eleven children.
- Esther (1815-1818)
- Hannah (1817-1865) – married Henry Edmondson, a printer.
- Mary (1819-1894) – married Thomas Holdsworth, a police constable
- John (1821-1906) – a medical commercial traveller
- Samuel (1823-1906) – a gun maker
- William (b1827)
- Frederick (b1829)
- Esther (b1831)
- Joseph Conyers (1834-1922) – a tailor
- Sarah (b1837)
- Esther Ann (b1839)
Samuel died on 28 May 1863 in Leeds.
- 1822 Malton
- 1823 Pocklington
- 1824 Ripon
- 1825 Newcastle
- 1827 Sunderland
- 1829 Hexham
- 1831 Bolton
- 1837 Keighley
- 1838 Birmingham
- 1841 Wrockwardinewood
- 1844 Dudley
- 1846 Ludlow
- 1850 Oswestry
- 1852 Cwm
- 1854 Congleton
- 1856 Wrockwardinewood
- 1858 Bromsgrove
- 1859 Tunstall
- 1861 Leeds l (Sup)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1863/641
PM Minutes 1863/6
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
http://www.leighlife.com/?page=wiki&id=leighlife:lhpennington , The Township Pennington to the Year 1875
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers