Joseph Turvey, of Brockmore, Darlaston Circuit
JOSEPH, the son of Daniel and Fanny Turvey, was born at Brockmore, February 14, 1803. He was a steady young person; but for a considerable time, a stranger to real religion.
But it pleased the Lord to convince him of his lost state; he saw himself a hell-deserving sinner, and that with a change of heart he should be lost, and that for ever.
He laboured under conviction for some time; but the Lord gave him an earnest desire to save his soul. He joined in society with us at Brockmore, and sought the Lord with all his heart.
One Sabbath morning he came to his class with his soul heavy laden with his sins; but it pleased the Lord, while one of his friends was at prayer, to set his soul at liberty.
He then could rejoice in the God of his salvation. From the time this happy change took place in his soul, he continued to walk in the narrow path. …His experience was sound, and according to the gospel. ….His parents being out of the way to heaven seemed to lie near his heart; and his language was, when racked with pain, “O that my parents were in the narrow path. Tell them,” he said, “They have a lot of work to do, and but a little time to do it in.”…”Shortly after this he gave up the ghost; and I have no doubt his happy spirit took its flight to the realms of bliss, in the twenty-second year of his age.
J. Moss. Darlaston Circuit.
Ref: P.M. Children’s Magazine 1824 Vol 1 page 199