A transcription of the obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Martha Webster is attached. She sums up her husband as follows.
“As a husband he was kind; as a man he was upright, honourable, conscientious, always approachable, while the children everywhere claimed him as their own special, personal friend; as a total abstainer he was firm and enlightened; as a preacher he was generally acceptable, being systematical, sound, pointed, and practical, possessing a good voice and pleasing address; as a colleague he was considerate and courteous; as a superintendent he was patient, punctual, prudent, attentive, impartial, and efficient; his self-control was remarkable.”
John was born on 26 December 1826 at Morley, Yorkshire, to parents George Webster, a clothier, and Martha Smith. He was baptised on 11 April 1827 at Morley Wesleyan Chapel.
He married Martha Sankey (1828-1895) on 19 July 1853 in the Atcham Registration District, Shropshire.
John died on 25 November 1869 at Ludlow, Shropshire.
Martha married John Edwards, wool merchant, in early 1872 at Newport, Monmouthshire.
- 1847 Dawley Green
- 1848 Tunstall
- 1849 Bishops Castle
- 1851 Minsterley
- 1853 Brierley Hill
- 1855 Hadnall
- 1857 Whitchurch
- 1858 Sandbach
- 1861 Bishops Castle
- 1864 Congleton
- 1867 Prees Green
- 1869 Ludlow (Sup)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1870/611
PM Minutes 1870/10
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers