Worsnop, John (1838-1904)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1893
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1893

Early years

John was born on 16 December 1838 at Bradford, Yorkshire to parents Thomas and Ann. Thomas was a smith. John was baptised on 10 March 1839 at St Peter, Bradford (Bradford Cathedral).

John was a Sunday School teacher and class leader following his conversion. He was a preacher at the age of 18. John had to complete his apprenticeship before he could enter the itinerant ministry.

Ministry

John’s obituary records that he was a man who lived and breathed the atmosphere of prayer.

Family

John married Hannah Kidd (1842-1916) in early 1869 in Teesdale. Census returns identify five children.

  • Thomas Kidd (1869-1887)
  • Frances Anne (1871-1889)
  • Mary Jane (b1874)
  • Joseph (1877-1958) – a lithographic writer (1911); deaf and dumb from birth
  • Emma (b1879)

John died on 27 December 1904 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.

Circuits

  • 1860 Whitehaven
  • 1862 Darlington
  • 1863 Barnard Castle
  • 1865 St Helens Auckland
  • 1868 Stockton
  • 1870 Maryport
  • 1872 Brompton
  • 1875 Hartlepool
  • 1877 Westgate
  • 1880 Durham
  • 1883 Middleham
  • 1886 Shildon
  • 1889 Tranent
  • 1892 Dewsbury
  • 1894 Ripon
  • 1896 Horncastle
  • 1901 Newcastle (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1893/321; 1906/573

PM Minutes 1905/46

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Downloads
Transcription of Obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 1906. Added October 2018.

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