Johnson, Elizabeth
1808-1860; e.m. 1824

PM itinerant, born in Shrewsbury on 24 August 1808. Though from a WM background, she was converted by PM preaching in Shrewsbury, and quickly began to exhort, becoming an itinerant in 1824. Her first preaching appointment, at 16, was in a large foundry in South Wales. During her ministry she faced opposition from noisy musicians, 'drunks' and local clergy. After marrying W. Brownhill of Darlaston in 1828, she became a local preacher and class leader. Three of her seven sons became Mayors of Walsall. She died on 15 November 1860.

  • PM Magazine, 1861 pp.206-8
  • H.B. Kendall, The Origin and History of the Primitive Methodist Church (1906) Vol. 2
  • Joseph Ritson, The Romance of Primitive Methodism (1909) pp.145-46
  • E.D. Graham, Chosen by God (Bunbury, 1989) p.15


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