Jobson, Frederick James, Dd
Jobson, Frederick James, D.D.
a minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection, was born July 6, 1812, at Lincoln, England. He was converted in his eighteenth year, received on trial by the conference, and appointed to the Patrington Circuit in 1834. He soon became known and highly esteemed as a man of superior gifts and excellent spirit. He was a representative of the Wesleyan Church to American Methodism in 1855, and to Australia in 1860. He filled the appointment of book steward fifteen years, and was elected president of the conference in 1869. In 1880 he became a supernumerary, and died at Hull, January 4, 1881. Dr. Jobson published Chapel and School Architecture (1850): — America and American Methodism (1857): — Australia, with Notes by the Way of Egypt (1862). As a preacher, his fine natural temper, his sound judgment, combined with a most vivid imagination, his cultivated taste, and intense earnestness fitted him for that extensive usefulness which, by the grace of God, he achieved. His talents were much in request for funeral sermons and memorial tributes for his brethren in the Methodist body. Three of such productions, to the memory of the Reverend J. Bunting, D.J. Draper, and Dr. Hannah, were published separately. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1881, page 27.