Otley Methodist Circuit 1801 List of Members

Otley SocietyOtley SocietyOtley SocietyOtley SocietyOtley Society
Preacher’s ClassEliz. RITCHIE LeaderWm. RANDERSON LeaderJohn BROWN LeaderJohn CATTON Leader
Eliz. DENTONEliz. MAUDEWalter BAILEYWm. WADDINGTONStephen LONGFIELD
Eliz.RITCHIEHan. RANDERSONMary L——-Sar. BARRETJno. PROCTER
Henrietta BLENKINMary MYERSJno. SUTTLERichd. KNOWLESSar. PROCTER
Jane ATKINSONEliz. BULLOCKEliz.WATKINSONWm. CALVERTEliz. BARRET
Margt. PROCTEREliz. FELSHAWWm. LEEMary CALVERTCathn. COOPER
Eliz. THOMPSONSar. DADEGrace LEEElenr. CHRISTOPHERSONMary STEAD
Han. KNOWLESElenr. THOMPSONAnn CATTONJno. NEALJames IRWIN
Eliz. BAILEYDor.y ROBINSONRobt. TEALThomas FREEMANEliz. SUTTLE
Jn. WHITEHEAD LeaderHan. BLACKBURNJno. DICKINSONJon. CAWOODSaml. MITCHELL
Han. HOLMESBeatrice RITCHIEAnn HOLMESMary LIFE(?)Jos. ROBINSON
Eliz. PEARSONReb. BRUMFITTJno. KNOWLSONHan. HOLMESJno. BARBER
Mary CHAMBERSSar. NEALHan. WHITEHEADHan. JACKSONKitty CRYER
Elenr. MOODYTiran. MAWSONRacl. FELSHAWBenjn. THORNSThos. RUFF
Alice LUPTONEden PROCTERJames GREENWELLThos. WHITEHEADMary RUFF
Ann TURNERMary HARDWICKSar. BAILEYJames WILKINSONAnn BARBER
Mary HUDSONMary LONGFIELDOliver WILCOCKJames PHILLIPS
Mary FIELDHOUSEHan. RICHARDSONMary AKEDThomas FREEMAN
Mary WADDINGTONAnn YEADONMary NICHOLSON
Mary MEDCALFMary HOYLEAnn WILKINSON
Sar. TURNER
Eliz. DAVENPORT
Weeton SocietyWeeton Thursday ClassLeathley SocietyFewston SocietyBurley Greenholme Soc.
Abrm. BARRET LeaderChas. ATKINSONRobt. WALKER LeaderWilliam SIMPSON LeaderThos. WHITAKER Leader
Wm. TAYLORSus. ATKINSONMary WALKERMargt. HUDSONAnn WHITAKER
Sar. TAYLORAnn ATKINSONMargt. WALKERJno. MOONJno. CARRODIES
Rachl. TAYLORThos. BARKERJno. BROWN senr.Ruth SPENCEEliz. CARRODIES
Jno. ABBOTMary SWALEJno. BROWN junr.Elenr. JACKSONMary FAIRBANK
Sus. ABBOTAnn ABBOTTDinah BROWNGeo. TEALJno. ROBINSON
Jno. ABBOTMary KNAPTONMattw. STEADJos. SLADENJno. CROWTHER
Eliz. MALLORYEliz. SMITHGrace STEADHenry JACKSONJudith LAWSON
Judith MALLORYMary SWALERobt. UMPLEBYAnn BRAMLEYAnn FIFE
Sar. MALLORYJane HARTLEYHan. DUNWELLHan. BURGESSJos. DARNBROOK
Jno. PICKARDAnn COLLIERMary DUNWELLAnn MOORPeggy DARNBROOK
Ann PICKARDEliz. RAISTRICKSar. WALKEREliz. BUCKSus. TAYLOR
Thos. LUNNThos. PARKERFrans. STUBBSSar. HUGGINSON
Mary COLLETTRachl. KNAPTONThos. ST—–Burley SocietyEsther ROBINSON
Peter HANLEYAbrm. BARRETT ——– KENDALLThos. HODGSON LeaderRose CLEMINSON
Sar. HANLEYBryan BRADLEYReb. KENDALLThos. RILEYJohn WHITAKER Leader
Lydia CROSSFIELDWm. TAYLORDavid OLIVER LeaderDor.y RILEYThos. ARDILL
Wm. PROCTERSar. TAYLOREliz. OLIVERJno BROWNEdwd. CARTER
Ann PROCTERRachl. TAYLORJos. MAWSONJos. BROWNJos. EDWARDS
Isab. ATKINSONJohn ABBOTTThos. MAWSONJno. FAIRBANKWm. HEWETT
Mary SHARPSus. ABBOTTJno. UMPLEBYLucy HODGSONJno. HOLLIMAN
Ann SHARPEliz. MALLORIESar. UMPLEBYMary SMITHSONThos. RICHARDSON
Ann WILKINSONJudith MALLORIEWm. HOBSONJos. MITCHELLWm. WHITAKER
Jno. PICKARDSar. MALLORIEAnn HOBSONFran. TURNERJames SMITH
Mary TAYLORJohn PICKARDWm. BROWNSaml. DEMAIN
Franc. KENDALAnn PICKARDIlkley SocietyWm. CARSONJno. HILL
Bryan BRADLEYThos. LUNNEdwd. HARTLEY LeaderAnn WADDINGTONJos. HILLIER
Chas ATKINSON LeaderMary COLLETTJos. DOBSONWm. WHITEHEADJames HICKEY
Sar. ATKINSONPeter HANLEYEdwd. DOBSONJno. WHITAKERThos. WARD
Ann ATKINSONSar. HANLEYDavid LISTERMary WHITAKERGeo. WINDROSS
Thos BARKERLydia  CROSSFIELDSar. LISTEREsther FIELDSaml. SWANTON
Mary SWALEWm. PROCTORLaws. TOMLINSONMattw SIMPSONAndr. AINSLEY
Ann ABBOTTAnn PROCTORMary TOMLINSONAnn INGSJno. BENCE
Mary KNAPTONIsabel ATKINSONAnn LISTERJohn WALKERWm. BURT
Eliz. SMITHMary SHARPMary LOFTHOUSEMary WALKERWm. DAVIS
Rach. KNAPTONAnn SHARPGeo. HUDSONSus. SKIRROWThos. ELIOT
Jane HARTLEYGrace TEALJos. FOZARDThos. HERFIELDGeo. HILL
Eliz. RAISTRICKAnn WILKINSONMary BATTEYAnn HUTCHINSONJno.  ——
Ann COLLIERJohn PICKARDSaml. WALKERJno. WALKER
Mary SWALEMary TAYLORMary HARTLEYHawksworth SocietyRichd. ANDREW
Thos. PARKERT— KENDALLGeorge RAISTRICK LdrJno. WHITAKER Leader
Linley Wood  SocietyJames DEANMary MERRYWEATHER
Rigton SocietyWest End SocietyThos.  TURNERSarah MYERSSar. WHITAKER
Wm. BUCK LeaderThos. BARLOWJames BRADLEYEliz. MAWSONCathn. PORTER
Jane BUCKDory. BARLOWRobt. WESTWm. MAWSONMary PORTER
Eliz. ENGLANDJos. HORNERWm. BROTHERTONWm. HALLIDAYBetsy WADE
Mary DENNISONMattw. GILLMary STUBBSJames BROWN LeaderEliz. BARRET
Wm. THACKWRAYJos. HARDISTYIsab. BROWNSus. BUNNAL
Ann BRADLEYGrace LINSLEYAskwith SocietyJno. BROWNCharlotte DAVISON
Robt. WHITEHEADSar. LINSLEYJohn CROOK LeaderRobt. HUDSONSar. DAWKIN
Jno. DEMAINAnn LONGSTAFFEliz. DIIBBHan. HOLDSWORTHMary GREED
Eliz. DEMAINHumphrey HARDISTYThos SKIRROWJacob HOLDSWORTHReb. GREGORY
Abrm. DENNISONAlice HARDISTYRuth SKIRROWJane PRIESTLEYHebe MANING
Sar. DENNISONEliz. ————-Rachl DAWSONMary LEACHEliz. MILES
Henry BARRETFrancis BOLTONWm. THOMPSONJane GILLEliz. PRICE
Mary BARRETMary THOMPSONMary ROTHWELLSar. PRIEST
Major ENGLANDNorwood SocietyMary KENDALLWm. ARMITAGE LeaderMary CLIFFORD
Ann CLAPHAMJno. LEWTY LeaderJno. SWIREAnn ARMITAGEMary GREGORY
Thos. DALBYAnn LEWTYSar. SWIREMary ARMITAGEBetsy HILL
Han. CLAPHAMThos. LEWTYWm. SWAINJno. NAYLORCathn. HODGSON
Mary GALLOWAYHan. LEWTYMary SWAINHenry POPPLEWELLMary HUBBART
Ann CLAPHAMWm. BRADLEYThos. EMSLEYWm. SHACKLETONJane HUTCHINSON
Ann WARDHAMThos. DALEAnn EMSLEYWm. LEACH
Isaac DENNISON LeaderMattw. MARSTONAlice BLAKELEYWm. ROTHWELLBurley Woodhead Society
Major ENGLANDJane MARSTONEliz. FARRARJas. WOOD Leader
Wm. HUDSONJno. MARSTONFrans. SIMPSONDenton SocietyWm. WOOD
Margt. HUDSONJno. MARSTONAnn DEMAINJos. FARMERSus. WOOD
Wm. HUDSON junr.Sar. MARSTONAlice FARMERWm. METCALF
Thos. WADEJno. TODDWesthouse Society (Bubberhouses)
Cathn. PEMBERTONMary METCALF
Eliz. WADEEliza TODDJob MAWSON LeaderMichl. WILSONRichd. BARRET
Henry CLAPHAMHan. THACKRAYJno. HOLDSWORTHAnthy. PRICHARDAbm. WOOD
Wm. HARTLEYEliz. FORRESTSar. HOLDSWORTHMary PRICHARDWm. PICKARD
Thos. CLAPHAMJno. MOSSSar. ODDIEEdis SMITHRichd. BECK
Mary GREENMary MOSSFrancis PEACEMary SMITHAnn BECK
Mary FR——-DMary MOSS junr.Sar. PEACEJos. FARMER
…. WARDMercy FARMER
Bramhope SocietyClifton SocietyJno. POLLARDAnn PAWSON
Jno. WALKERJno. WARD LeaderMary POLLARDJno. WILLIAMSON
Sus. WALKERAnn WARDHan. CHILDWm. WHARTON
Ann RIDERIsab. SMITHSONJno. ELLERBECKEliz. WHARTON
Jno. DIXONJasm. MOUNTAINMary RHODESReb. PEMBERTON
Grace LONGFIELDWm. LEUTYJane FLESHERWm. MOUNTAIN
Sar. PENNINGTONMary LEUTYSaml. JENNINGS
Jno. BURNELLWm. WILSON
Sar. BURNELLEly BURTON
Jos. GARTHHan. BURTON
Ann KENDALLBetty BARRET
Geo. DEMAIN
Wm. WARD
Isab. FAWCETT

Methodists & Methodism Pool in Wharfedale & Bramhope

Pool in Wharfedale

The first mention of the village in Methodist records is 1794 when the village was included in the Otley Circuit.  However, the first licensed preaching place was granted in 1796 in a dwelling of James Thompson.  The Thompson surname occurs within the history of the chapel for several decadesThe application was signed by Thomas Cooper, James Davison, William Pilling, Joseph Nicholls and Ambrose Heath. It is believed the property was in Chapel Row.

By 1814 Robert Thornber was the leader of a small group.  In 1839 land in Chapel Row was sold by Michael Nicholson, papermaker of Pool Mills, to 15 trustees who included three local men, namely: Thomas Hallis, papermaker, Thomas Pullein, labourer and William Thompson, cordwainer.  The latter was still involved in 1851 when he signed the Census of Religious Worship.  The present chapel was built in 1909 on land given by the Atkinson family.

Joseph Rhodes Dunwell , born at Pool, became a Wesleyan Minister in 1834 and was one of the early missionaries posted to Ghana , where he died of malaria the following year.  His James Dunwell (1781-1856), was a local carrier and the family lived at Pool Farm Cottage.   Joseph is buried in Poole St Wilfrid’s churchyard and a plaque to his memory is displayed in the Methodist chapel.

When the Wesleyan Historic Role was taken between 1899 and 1909 the following names appear with addresses as Pool: Hebden, Myers, Pullein, Roundell, Studson, Whiteley.

A Sunday School register dated 1891-1903 is held at Leeds Archives.

Bramhope

The village appears on the Leeds circuit Plan for 1777 and by 1794 was in the Otley Circuit.  The first licensed preaching was the schoolhouse of John Popplewell.  The application for the licence was signed by John Walker, John Popplewell and John Driver

The cause was possibly active before this date as Beatrice Robinson of Bramhope Mill married John Ritchie of Otley who was very prominent in the Methodist movement.   Their daughter Elizabeth Ritchie along with her brother John Ritchie junior were close followers of John Wesley and he stayed with them on his journeys to Otley.

A barn on Church Hill was used for meetings owned by Michael Barrand.   He along with the Hobson and Walker families, created the first chapel on Eastgate in 1838.  The congregation was swelled firstly by the families associated with the building of the Bramhope tunnel was being built the and later by the influx of wealthier families moving out of Leeds.  This resulted in the building of the present large chapel opened in 1896.

According to W F Seals, “Methodism in the Otley Circuit 1744-1974” the following families were involved in the Methodist movement within the village:

Boyington, Burnley, Cawtheray, Denison, Hall, Miller, Moore, Myers and Pickard.

Unfortunately, the records held at Leeds Archives do not commence until 1938, perhaps more material may be held at the church.