Adolphus Frederick Beckerlegge

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1798-1866

By Geoff Dickinson

Early Life

Adolphus was born on 26 August 1798 in St Ives, Cornwall. His parents were Samuel Beckerleg (b1765) and Martha Hendy (1765-1855). Adolpus was the youngest of four children (3 boys and one girl). Interestingly his baptism record does not mention his father. He had a Grammar School education and worked as a watchmaker and jeweller in Penzance. He was converted during the Cornish revival of the 1820’s.

Ministry

Kendall records, ‘a commanding presence, a fine voice, a refined pronunciation, and as a preacher he was far beyond the average.’

The following quotation is attributed to Adolphus: ‘There is not money in the ministry, but there is the glory, and you must go for the glory.’

Family

Adolphus married Jane Leggo (1790-1874) on 26 December 1819 at Sancreed, nr Penzance.

He died on 29 Oct 1866 at Flushing, nr Falmouth, Cornwall.

Circuits

  • 1828 Redruth
  • 1829 St Austell
  • 1830 Darlaston
  • 1831 Nottingham
  • 1833 Winster
  • 1834 Leeds
  • 1836 Bradford
  • 1837 Swinefleet
  • 1838 Louth
  • 1839 York
  • 1841 Scotter
  • 1842 Grimsby
  • 1844 Driffield
  • 1846 Bridlington
  • 1847 Rugby & Lutter
  • 1848 Sheffield
  • 1849 Winster
  • 1851 Nottingham S
  • 1853 Pocklington
  • 1854 Hull l
  • 1856 Grimsby
  • 1857 St Ives
  • 1860 Lynn
  • 1861 Croydon
  • 1862 St Ives (Sup)
  • 1864 Penzance

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1852/65; 1867/8; 1896/123

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p324

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990

This page was added by Geoff Dickinson on 07/08/2012.