John Porter

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867

1821-1884

By Geoff Dickinson

John was born in 1821 in Manchester, to parents George and Mary. He was baptised in 15 April 1821 at Manchester Cathedral. John grew up in Higher Wyche, Cheshire, where his parents were farmers. His parents connected with the Primitive Methodists in the earliest days of the movement.

Ministry

John’s obituary records that as a popular minister or platform speaker, he studied not to excel, but rather to teach and to profit. Discourses from his lips were not like the morning cloud and the early dew, of transient character, but in their impressions and results gloriously abiding.

Family

John married Martha Cooper (1828-1865) in 1852 at Macclesfield, Cheshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • George Cooper (1853-1864)
  • Ebenezer (1855-1917) – a baker
  • Theophilus (1860-1905) – a window blind maker

John married Hannah Wedgwood nee Hand (1814-1891) in the spring of 1870 at Nantwich, Cheshire.

John died on 23 August 1884 at Crewe, Cheshire and was buried in Crewe cemetery.

Circuits

  • 1843 Ramsor
  • 1845 Ludlow
  • 1847 Leominster
  • 1848 Cwm
  • 1850 Macclesfield
  • 1852 Bromsgrove
  • 1854 Stafford
  • 1856 Leek
  • 1858 Kidderminster
  • 1860 Dawley
  • 1863 Lichfield
  • 1867 Nantwich
  • 1870 Darlaston
  • 1873 Dudley
  • 1875 Brierley Hill
  • 1878 Wolverhampton
  • 1879 West Bromwich
  • 1881 Crewe (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1867/577 (portrait); 1885/562

PM Minutes 1885/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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