Barber, Suzannah (née Perry)

One of the earliest PM preachers, born at Nottingham, she was converted under William Bramwell at 18, but joined the PMs when they first visited Nottingham. She became a local preacher, then an itinerant, facing much opposition and persecution. In July 1820 she was imprisoned with William Taylor for preaching in Huddersfield. She met Mr. J. Barber when in the Bradwell Circuit and on marrying him settled at Waterside in the New Mills Circuit. On her marriage she reverted to being a local preacher. She was widowed in 1834 and died on 26 June 1851.

  • H.B. Kendall, The Origin and History of the Primitive Methodist Church 1. 478, 493
  • PM Magazine, 1851, pp.641-2
  • Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography


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