Tillotson, Samuel (1794-1863)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.6a
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.6a

Early years

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.

Ministry

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.

Literature

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

Family

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.

Circuits

  • 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)

References

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

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Comments about this page

  • This page was modified on 9 August 2016 to add an article about Samuel’s conversion published in the Christian Messenger 1902.

    By Geoff Dickinson (09/08/2016)
  • Daughter Esther Ann Tillotson b. 1839, married Luke Pointon, head gardener at Biddulph Grange gardens, on 16th July 1861 at Bethesda Methodist Chapel, Stoke, Staffordshire. Esther died 29th April 1864 at Knypersley Gardens, Biddulph, Staffs.

    By Joan Salmon (04/08/2013)

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