Patterson, William Moscrop

PM journalist, born at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Converted at 19, he became a PM and a local preacher in 1863. He began work on the Berwick Journal, then on a news sheet produced at Consett (1865-1871). Moving to the Jarrow Guardian, 1871-1885, he sat on the local council; then became sub-editor of the Newcastle Leader, finally moving to the North Mail. In his later years he lived at Monkseaton, Whitley Bay. He wrote Northern Primitive Methodism (1909), the definitive history of the Sunderland PM District, and as a sequel included some of its personalities in Men on Fire and consecrated women (1911). He was Vice-President of the PM Conference in 1913.

  • PM Magazine, 1912, pp.266-70

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