John was born abt1835 at Kidderminster, Worcestershire, to parents Thomas, a carpet weaver (1851), and Ann. He was baptised on 16 April at St George, Kidderminster.
Census returns identify the following occupations for John.
- 1851 carpet weaver
- 1861 PM minister
- 1871 curate at St Michael, Pelsall
- 1881 chaplain of Union & Marines Church at Gloucester
- 1891 rector of Coln Rogers, Gloucestershire.
- 1901 clergyman of the Church of England at Mickley, Northumberland.
He married Elizabeth Ann Bagley (1839-1926) in early 1865 in the Wolverhampton Registration District, Staffordshire.
John died in the spring of 1907 in the Hexham Registration District, Northumberland.
- 1860 Birkenhead
- 1861 Bradwell
- 1863 Manchester III
- 1864 Oldham
- 1866 Douglas
- 1867 Manchester I
- 1869 Douglas
- 1870 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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