Permanent Members of Conference as required by the Deed Poll

The Primitive Methodist Deed Poll was signed by Hugh Bourne, James Bourne, and William Clowes in 1830. It was presented and approved at the 1831 Conference. 

The Deed Poll set out a requirement for there to be 12 permanent members of Conference, 8 Laymen and 4 Travelling Preachers, also known as Deed Poll members.  The original twelve Deed Poll members are listed by Kendall. It was not until 1855 the Minutes of Conference started to list the Deed Poll members each year.

The only woman to become a Deed Poll Member of Conference was Mary A Watkinson, elected in 1925 to serve from the 1926 Conference.

The following lists the permanent members of conference with the conference year of appointment and last year of appointment (where known).

Ministerial Members

Hugh Bourne (1831-1852)

William Clowes (1831-1850)

Sampson Turner (1831-1870)

John Garner (1831-1855)

Thomas King (1851-1870)

James Moss (1853-1862)

Robert Atkinson (1856-1858)

John Oscroft (1859-1869)

Moses Lupton (1863-1875)

William Harland (1870-1878)

William Antliff (1871-1884)

William Lister (1871-1879)

George Stansfield (1876-1890)

Henry Phillips (1879-1885)

George Lamb (1880-1885)

James Macpherson (1885-1900)

James Huff (1886-1903)

Robert Smith (1886-1893)

Robert Church (1891-1911)

Thomas Newell (1894-1903)

Thomas Whitehead (1901-1909)

William Cutts (1904-1907)

John P Bellingham (1904-1907)

E Cook Pritchard (1908-1917)

William R Widdowson (1908-1910)

Thomas Bramall (1901-1922)

Francis Rudd (1911-1911)

Luke Stafford (1912-1922)

James Young (1911-1914)

John Spensley (1915-1924)

Thomas Campey (1918-1928)

James Tristram (1923-1928)

Edwin Dalton (1923-1924)

Robert Harrison (1925-1926)

George C Normandale (1926-1930)

Alfred Jones (1927-1930)

W Southbourne (1929-1930)

William Lawrence (1929-

John T Stead (1931-

Thomas K Upright (1931-

William Franks (1931-

Lay Members

James Bourne (1831-1859)

John Hancock (1831-bef1855)

Richard Odin (1831- bef1855)      

George Taylor (1831-1842)

David Bowen (1831- bef1855)

Thomas Sugden (1831-bef1855)

Ralph Waller  (1831- bef1855)

John Gordon Black (1831-1851)

Stephen Longdin (1843-1851)

James Nixon (bef 1855-1856)

Thomas Burned (bef 1855-1856)

William Holliday (bef 1855-1863)

Thomas Bateman (1851-1896)

Joseph Bailey (bef 1855-1865)

John Hollingsworth (1855-1879)

John Briggs (1855-1856)

William Byron (1857-1872)

George Forster (1857-1861)

William Rumfitt(1857-1878)

William Armitage (1860-1872)

Isaac Hammond (1862-1886)

Simon Horner (1864-1872)

Charles Bowman (1866-1875)

William B Earl (1873-1877)

Joshua Fletcher (1873-1874)

Joshua Rouse (1873-1889)

George Bullock (1875-1887)

John Edwards (1876-1885)

Joseph Ayre (1878-1892)

William Dean (1879-1897)

Thomas Fairley (1880-1882)

Thomas Tiplady (1883-1885)

James Tristram (1886-1895)

Matthew Denton (1886-1899)

John Charlton (1887-1892)

James Cautherington (1888-1895)

Thomas Rogers (1890-1895)

Thomas Leach (1893-1899)

Isaac Waterhouse (1893-1899)

George Allen (1896-1896)

John Read (1896-1898)

Thomas Whiteley (1896-1901)

Daniel Dunnett (1897-1898)

James Taylor (1897-1906)

John Hall (1898-1902)

Richard Warrener (1899-1903)

Jabez Spooner (1899-1910)

John Boddy (1900-1905)

George Moss (1900-1911)

Abraham Gill (1900-1900)

William Allison (1901-1902)

Jenkinson Haxby (1902-1908)

Jabez Barlow (1903-1905)

Samuel King (1903-1907)

William Clay (1904-1905)

Richard W Holden (1906-1910)

Thomas Jones (1906-1911)

John Bunting (1906-1908)

John Robson (1907-1909)

Charles Hindmarsh (1908-1910)

James Lawless (1909-1914)

Thomas Powell (1909-1911)

William Neville (1910-1914)

James Keeley (1911-1917)

John S Hall (1911-1920)

John M Nicholson (1911-1919)

James W Garton (1912-1912)

John M Weigandt (1912-1912)

William Truswell (1912-1912)

Adam Adams (1913-1920)

John Hadfield (1913-1917)

Robert Silverwood (1914-1916)

George Pomfret (1915-

G Hawkins (1915-1920)

William Heslop (1917-1926)

John W Owen (1918-1928)

Gilbert Tucker (1918-1919)

William Hickman (1920-1929)

William Arundel (1920-1924)

Frank Harrison (1921-1923)

William East (1921-1922)

William G Goddard (1921-1921)

William Hughes (1922-1929)

Charles Nassau (1923-1927)

Mary A Watkinson (1924-                

William Brooks (1925-1930)

Charles Mead (1927-1928)

John S Riddihough (1928-

William Gaskell (1929-

John Padgett (1929-

Robert Strather (1930-

William Farrar (1930-

Henry Clark (1931-

References

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1, p440

Primitive Methodist Minutes of Conference 1855-1931

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