SAMUEL TILLOTSON 1794-1863

Tillotsons

A history of the Tillotson family from Bolton, Lancashire, from 1831

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SAMUEL TILLOTSON

1794-1863

Samuel Tillotson was born at Holbeck, Leeds, on 13 August 1794 to parents John and Esther. He married Elizabeth Conyers (1794-1873) at St Peters, Leeds on 29 May 1815 and had eleven children. Samuel was first associated with the Wesleyans c.1817-1819 but then joined the Primitive Methodists who first began to meet in Leigh in a cottage off Kirkhall Lane. He began his ministries in the Malton Circuit in 1822 followed by Circuits in Pocklington, Ripon, Newcastle, Sunderland and Hexham before taking charge of Higher Bridge Street Primitive Methodist Church in Bolton in 1831. In 1834 he bought a plot of land on the south side of Bradshawgate in Leigh and built a chapel and school before moving to Keighley in 1837 and then various circuits in North Wales and the Midlands. He was eventually appointed Superintendent in Leeds in 1861. He died on 28th May 1863 in Leeds and is buried in Holbeck Cemetery, Leeds.

CHILDREN

Esther (1815-1818)

Hannah (1817-1865) – married Henry Edmondson, printer

Mary (1819-1894) – married Thomas Holdsworth, a police constable

John (1821-1906) – married Mary Holden, daughter of William Holden

Samuel (1823-1906) – a gun maker, married Mary Ann Farmer

William (b1827)

Frederick (b1829)

Esther (b1831)

Joseph Conyers (1834-1922) – a tailor, married Martha Kirk

Sarah (b1837) - married Joseph Hart

Esther Ann (b1839) - married Luke Poynton

Excerpt from My Primitive Methodist Ancestors

http://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/page_id__499.aspx

 

SAMUEL TILLOTSON 1794-1863

By Geoff Dickinson

 

Samuel was born at Holbeck, Leeds, on 13 August 1794 to parents John and Esther. Samuel was associated with the Wesleyans in the time period 1817-1819 as two children were baptised in the Wesleyan Chapel at Holbeck.

 

Ministry

Primitive Methodists first began to meet in Leigh in a cottage off Kirkhall Lane, but in 1834 Samuel bought a plot of land on the south side of Bradshawgate and built a chapel and school.

 

Literature

Samuel authored the following.

 

On a preparation for the coming of the Lord: A sermon preached from the parable of the wise and foolish virgins: in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Newcastle upon Tyne, on the 4th of Dec. 1825 , pub 1826

 

Family

Samuel married Elizabeth Conyers (1794-1873) at St Peter, Leeds on 29 May 1815. Records identify eleven children.

 

Esther (1815-1818)

Hannah (1817-1865) – married Henry Edmondson, a printer.

Mary (1819-1894) – married Thomas Holdsworth, a police constable

John (1821-1906) – a medical commercial traveller

Samuel (1823-1906) – a gun maker

William (b1827)

Frederick (b1829)

Esther (b1831)

Joseph Conyers (1834-1922) – a tailor

Sarah (b1837)

Esther Ann (b1839)

 

Samuel died on 28 May 1863 in Leeds.

 

Circuits

1822 Malton

1823 Pocklington

1824 Ripon

1825 Newcastle

1827 Sunderland

1829 Hexham

1831 Bolton

1837 Keighley

1838 Birmingham

1841 Wrockwardinewood

1844 Dudley

1846 Ludlow

1850 Oswestry

1852 Cwm

1854 Congleton

1856 Wrockwardinewood

1858 Bromsgrove

1859 Tunstall

1861 Leeds l (Sup)