Thomas Butterwick

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855

Copy provided by Steven Carter

1811-1883

By Geoff Dickinson

Thomas was born on 14 March 1811 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.

Ministry

Thomas Butterwick, in his glowing account of the Kelloe revival in 1843, says :—“We are looking for the glory of God in the city of Durham; and however unlikely it may be that our expectation will be realised, we will, nevertheless, stay our faith on the power of the Almighty, and on His willingness to save citizens the most obdurate.”

In 1857, Thomas was sent by the International Mission Board to the USA. He spent three years in Schuylkill County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. He then settled in Kewanee, Illinois.

Family

Thomas married Ann Ross (1812-1893) on 8 March 1837 at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Records indicate eight children.

  • Sarah (1838-1891) – married Elisha Beadle, coal miner.
  • Elizabeth E (b1840)
  • John (1841-1906) – a street commissioner (1880)
  • Samuel (1843-1918) – tin smith
  • Thomas (1845-1916) - a tin smith
  • Ann Ross (b1847) – married Austin L Way, a farmer
  • Lydia (1849-1906) – married Howard Stanley, a wagon maker
  • Jane Martha (1850-1940)

Thomas died on 30 May 1883 at Kewanee, Illinois, USA.

Circuits

  • 1832 Hull
  • 1833 Malton
  • 1834 Leeds
  • 1835 Nottingham
  • 1836 Bottesford
  • 1837 Donington
  • 1838 Barnsley
  • 1839 Belper
  • 1841 Darlington
  • 1842 Durham
  • 1844 Berwick
  • 1845 Hexham
  • 1847 Westgate
  • 1848 Newcastle
  • 1850 Whitby
  • 1852 S Shields
  • 1854 Stockton
  • 1856 Sunderland
  • 1857 disappears

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855/449 (portrait)

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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