Webster, John (1826-1869)


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


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