Corbett, James (1841-1913)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
Mr James Corbett, Steward of Nantwich and Burland Circuit, is some sixty-three years of age and son-in-law of the late Venerable Thomas Bateman. Of fine physique and splendid temper, pious and devoted to the interests of the circuit, he is a model Circuit Steward. He is constant in his attendance at the Sabbath services and at other services when opportunity offers. He retains quite a youthful spirit and is deeply interested in the welfare of the young life of the Church. He has been an acceptable local preacher and a class leader at Burland Chapel where he has attended for upwards of forty years. A generous supporter of the cause he puts his soul into everything he undertakes. He has held the office of Circuit Steward for about twenty years, diligently attending to its duties which are discharged with credit to himself and honour to the church and circuit.
Family and other information
James was born in 1841 to parents Samuel and Sarah. Samuel was a farmer. James was baptised on 31 January 1841 at Action, Cheshire.
James was a farmer of 104 acres at Henhull Lane, Hurleston, Cheshire, later known as Bridge Farm.
James married Sarah Ann Bateman (1837- 1907) on 15 February 1865 at Wrenbury Parish Church, Cheshire. Sarah was a daughter of Thomas Bateman. Census returns identify four children.
- Annie Elizabeth (1865-1876)
- Ada Frances (1867-1876)
- Walter Samuel (1877-1918) – a farmer; died in Ireland
- Lucy Bateman (1879-1967) – married Frederick William Boffey, a farmer
James married Frances Ann Charlesworth (1846-1925) in the spring of 1908.
James died on 4 January 1913 at Nantwich, Cheshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1907/844
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers