A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by G.W Armitage is attached. John’s health was not able to cope with the rigours of the itineracy. He returned to local preacher status and became the mainstay of his village chapel. He was a Class leader and Circuit steward. He also attended several conferences representing his district.
John was born on 25 October 1803 at Car Brook, Tinsley, Sheffield, Yorkshire, to parents Benjamin and Mary. He was baptised on 27 November 1803 at Tinsley.
The 1851 census return records John as a coal owner & farmer of 15 acres. I have not been able to unambiguously identify John’s marriage. At the time of his death his two sons were;
- Henry (1825-1872) – a coal owner & farmer of 120 acres (1861)
- John (b1834) – a labourer at coal pits (1851) ; a colliery proprietor and farmer (1871)
John died on 26 March 1852 at Cawthorne, Yorkshire.
- 1823 Sheffield
- 1824 retired ill
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1852/385
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers