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Farsley Methodist Class Rolls

 

Farsley Methodist Class Rolls, 1800/1801 and 1803/1804.  These Rolls seem to have been compiled by John Turner of Farsley (1734-1808) whose name, as class leader, appears at the top, followed by that of his wife Elizabeth, nee Taylor (1756-1825). (John Turner is known as 'the father of Methodism in Farsley.')  They came to me through my father James B Turner, Methodist Minister (1910-1993), who got them from his father Charles Thomas Turner (b. Farsley Yorkshire 1877, d Cork City 1957), who was John and Elizabeth Turner's great-great-grandson.

The original 1800 roll is on a single sheet of thick laid paper with no watermark , measuring 335mm x 207mm, lined and printed for the purpose. The sheet of paper has been folded in eight and addressed on the reverse to 'Mr Thomas Harrison at the Methodist Preaching House, Blakeburn, Lancashire {with care and speed.' Also written on the reverse are the words 'Farsley's classpaper 1800. God is love. [T?] Harrison.'

The original 1803 roll is also on a single sheet of thick laid paper but has a watermark.  It measures 323mm x 203mm, lined and printed for the purpose.   The sheet of paper has been folded in eight and on the reverse is written 'Decr. 1803.  John Turner, Farsley', ie. it is dated at the beginning, rather than the end, of its period of use.  

Brian S Turner, County Down

1800/1
Number 1800/1 Month Stat. Nov Dec Jan. Feb

Q.D
S D

Feb Mar April Q.D.
S D
Yearly Sub.
 
Thurs Day
 
13
20
27
4
11
18
25
1
8
15
22
29
5
 
12
19
26
5
12
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
 
 
 
Thurs Day
 
13
20
27
4
11
18
25
1
8
15
22
29
5
 
12
19
26
5
12
19
26
2
9
16
23
30
 
 
  John. Turner m   P P P P p 1 P P P P P P   P P P P P P 4 P P P P P   1/-
  Elizabeth Turner m P P P P P p 1 P P P P P P   P P P P P P P   P P P P   1/-
  Jonathan Turner m P P P P P p 1 P P P P P P   P P P P P P 1 P P P P P   1/-
  Hannah Turner m P P P P P p 6 P P P P P P   P P P P P P 6 P P P P P    
5 Andrew Wade m P P P     p             P   P P P P   P           P    
  Mary Matther m S S S S S s S S S     P                                
  John Craven m P P P P P a 1 P P P P   P   P P P P P P 1 P P P P P   1/-
  Betty Oddie w P P P P P p 3         P P   P P P P P P P P            
  Samuel Hainsworth m P P P P P p 6 P P P P P P   P P P P P P 1 P P P P P   1/-
10 Mary Hainsworth m P P P P P p 6 P P P P P P   P P P P P P P P P P P P    
  Mary Usler* m P P P P P p 6 P P P P   P   P P   P   P   P   P P     6
  Betty Wade m P P P   P p 1 P P     P P   P P P P P P 1 P P P P P   6
  James Taylor m   P   P P p       P P       P P   P P P   P P   P      
  Hannah Thornton s P P P P P a 6 P P P P P P   P P P P P P 6   P P P P   6
15 Mary Parkinson w P P P P P p 6 P P P   P P   P P   P P P 6   P P P P    
  Mary Walton m P P P P P p 6 P P P     P   P P   P   P   P   P P P   6
  Mary Fenton m P P P P P p 6   P P     P     S S S S S S S S P P P    
  Ann Gaunt                                                   P P    
                                                             
20                                                            
Notes: The column of the attendance roll for 18 December 1800 was filled in by a different hand. m = married; w = widowed; s = single; P - Present; S = Sick; a = absent. The meaning of the figures is somewhat unclear, other than that they refer to a monetary collection. I think '1' denotes 'one shilling', while the other numbers refer to pence. BST

1803/4

  Month   Dec. Jan. 1804> Feb   March April May    
Num.
Day
Station
1
8
15
22
29
5
12
19
26
2
9
16
23
Q.D.
1
8
15
22
29
5
12
19
26
3
10
17
24
Q.D.
Yearly Sub.
Num.
Day
Station
1
8
15
22
29
5
12
19
26
2
9
16
23
Q.D.
1
8
15
22
29
5
12
19
26
3
10
17
24
Q.D.
Yearly Sub.
  John Turner m P P P 1 P P P P P P P P   1 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P  
1 Elizabeth Turner m P P P 1 P P P P P P P P   1 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P 2:0
  Jonathan Turner. m P P P 1 P P P P P P P P   1 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P 1:0
  Hannah Turner m P P P 4 P P P P P P P P   4 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P :0
  Jonathan Turner Junr. u P P P 1 P P P P   P P P   1 P P P P P P   P P P P P P P 1:0
5 Sarah Turner u P P P   P P P P P P P P   6 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P  
  Andrew Wade w P P P 6 P P P P P P P P     P P P P P P P P P P P P P P  
  Elizabeth Wade m P   P 1 P P   P   P P     1 P   P P P P P P P   P   P P 6
  Elizabeth Oddy w P   P 6   P   P P P P P   6 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P :6
  Samuel Hainsworth m P P P 1 P P P P P P P P   1 P P P P P P P P P P         1:0
10 Mary Hainsworth m P P P 1 P P P P P P P P   1 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P  
  Mary Hustler m P P P 6   P   P   P P P   6 P P   P P P P P P P P P P P  
  Mary Perkinson [sic] w P P   6   P   P   P   P     P P P   P P P P P P P P   P  
  Mary Walton m P P   6 P P   P   P P       P S S S S D                  
  Mary Fenton m P P   6   P   P P P P P   6 P P P P P P   P P   P P P P 6
15 Ann Gaunt m P P         S S S             S               P P     P  
  Mary Mather w               P   P   P     P P P                        
  George Carter m P P P 1 P P   P   P P P   1 P P P P P P P P P P   P P P 1:0
  John Ellis m P P   1   P P     P P     1 P   P P P P P P P P   P   P 1:0
  John Farrer m P P P 1   P P P   P P P   1 P   P P P P P P P P   P   P 1:0
20 Benjamin Proctor m P     6   P P P P P   P     P P P   P   P P   P   P     .6
  Samuel Hustler m P P   1 P P P P P P P P   6 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P 1:0
  William Barron m P P   6 P       P P P P   6 P P P P P P   P P P   P P   6
  Hannah Lister m P P   6   P P     P   P   6 P P P P P P P P   P P P P P 6
  Mary Barret u P P     P P P       P P     P P   P P P   P P P P P P    

Notes: John Turner clearly knew beforehand that his class was too big for this sheet, as he started his entries one line too high, as well as continuing outside the bottom border. Also, printed inside the border at the bottom of the sheet, are the words 'N.B. The quarterly fasts are, The first Friday after New Year's day, after Lady-day, after Midsummer-day and after Michaelmas-day.' Along the bottom border is printed 'Whitfield, City Road'. m = married; w = widowed; s = single; P - Present; S = Sick; D = Dead. (The name of Mary Walton is stroked through, presumably after her death. Her burial, aged 47, wife of Henry Walton of Farsley, is recorded in the Calverley St Wilfred's Parish Register on 21 April 1804). BST

*Hustler