John Brittain

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Primitive Methodist Magazine

Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.30a

1797-1867

By Geoff Dickinson

John was born on 29 May 1797 at Birmingham, Warwickshire.

John married Rebecca Smith (1792-1837) on 13 December 1819 at All Saints, West Bromwich. They had six children

  • Mary Ann (1819-1843) – married Josiah Howard
  • Lydia (1823-1884) – married Charles Britland, a shoe blacking maker (1861) and, later, hawker (1871)
  • Ebenezer (1825-1852) – a PM Minister
  • Obadiah Oldham (1828-1889) -served as a PM minister between 1847 and 1870; he subsequently became a teacher and school board officer.
  • John Wesley (1831-1832)
  • Jabez Shrewsbury (1835-1900) – a railway porter; died in Union Workhouse, Ashton under Lyne

John married Betty Wrigley (1790-1840) on 6 June 1837 at St Mary, Oldham.

He married Charlotte Whittingham, nee Rushton (1801-1854) on 21 December 1842 at Manchester Cathedral.

He finally married Sarah Cheetham (1802-1883) on 24 April 1855 at Hope St Independent Chapel, Oldham.

John died on 22 September 1867 at Salford, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1824 Loughborough
  • 1825 Bradwell
  • 1826 Manchester
  • 1827 Oldham
  • 1829 Darlaston
  • 1831 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1832 Shrewsbury
  • 1834 Dudley
  • 1836 Manchester
  • 1837 Rochdale
  • 1838 Stalybridge
  • 1839 New Mills
  • 1841 Silsden
  • 1843 Oldham
  • 1844 Douglas
  • 1846 Warrington
  • 1848 Stockport
  • 1851 New Mills
  • 1853 Preston Brook
  • 1856 Bolton
  • 1857 W Bromwich (S)
  • 1859 Birmingham
  • 1861 Brierley Hill
  • 1863 W Bromwich
  • 1865 Birmingham
  • 1866 Manchester lll

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1847/385; 1854/457 (wife); 1868/165

PM Minutes 1868/9

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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