Wright, John (1821-1906)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907

John was born on 13 May 1821 at Stonehouse, Devon. His mother died when he was young and he was brought up by an aunt (the mother of Rev James Hurd). John was converted at 14 and immediately joined a Sunday School as a scholar and later, a teacher. He became a local preacher at the age of 18.


In John’s obituary, Rev.  John Neville says of him: ‘In every sense, he was a good minister of the new Testament, he had a fine physique, a commanding presence, a magnificent voice, and a vast range of preaching power. In his early days he shared much in long journeys and hard living, limited pay and labours more abundant.’


John married Ann Hill (1815-1879) in 1846 at Basingstoke, Hampshire.

They had an adopted daughter; Annie White (b abt 1860)

John died on 21 June 1906 in Salisbury, Wiltshire.


  • 1840 Radstock
  • 1841 Poole
  • 1843 Whitehampton
  • 1844 Sherfield
  • 1846 Micheldever
  • 1847 Romsey
  • 1848 Southampton
  • 1850 Aylesbury
  • 1854 Oxford
  • 1857 Leamington
  • 1860 Farringdon
  • 1863 Southampton
  • 1867 Salisbury
  • 1871 Cirencester
  • 1874 Chinnor
  • 1875 Whitney
  • 1878 Cheltenham
  • 1880 Poole
  • 1884 Romsey
  • 1885 Poole (Sup)
  • 1891 Salisbury


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867/385 (portrait); 1879/436 (wife); 1907/238

PM Minutes 1906/28

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907.

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