Judd, James (abt1824-1899)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

MR. JAMES JUDD.— On Thursday, Mar. 30th, at the age of 75 years, Mr. James Judd, of Winsor, after two years of increasing infirmity, peacefully fell on sleep at his residence. Converted at Furzley, under the ministry of Rev. F. Brewer (a pioneer missionary of the New Forest, Hampshire), he at once joined the Primitive Methodists and for over 50 years proved himself an earnest and successful local preacher in the Romsey circuit. Though not a teacher, he took a deep interest in the Sunday school at Cadnam, of which church he was a member, and the scholars were repeatedly cheered by his inspiring addresses. He was upright in character, of generous and cheerful disposition, and very fond of singing. The funeral ceremonies were conducted in our own church at West Wellow, and the remains of the deceased laid in the quiet burying-ground adjoining. The building was filled with many friends who had assembled to pay their tribute of respect to the memory of the departed servant of God, and show their sympathy with the bereft widow and family. The funeral sermon was preached at Cadnam, on Sunday, April 16th, by Rev. J. Wellings, when a very gracious influence pervaded the service.

Family and other information

James was born in 1824 at Bramshaw, Hampshire, to parents George and Hannah. George worked the land.

Census returns identify the following occupations for James.

  • 1851 agricultural labourer
  • 1861 agricultural labourer
  • 1871 woodman
  • 1881 G(ame)keeper
  • 1891 farmer

James married Ann Dibden (1827-1900) in early 1850 in the New Forest Registration District, Hampshire. Census returns identify nine children.

  • Samuel (abt1851-1924) – a farmer (1911)
  • George (1852-1928) – a labourer in New Forest (1911)
  • Harriet (1854-1942) – married Peter Hatch, a farmer, in 1874
  • Ann (b1859) – a domestic servant (1891)
  • Sarah (b1860) – a domestic servant (1891); married Thomas Wright, a joiner, in 1892
  • Esther (abt1863-1947) – a domestic servant (1891); married Charles Masterman, a farmer, in 1893
  • James Dibden (1864-1933) – a carter on farm (1911)
  • Mary Hannah (1867-1959) – married William Grant, a baker, in 1887
  • John (1871-1940) – a farmer (1911)

James died on 30 March 1899. Winsor, Hampshire.


Christian Messenger 1899/223

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • Jill,
    Thank you for the additional family information.

    By Geoff Dickinson (18/01/2023)
  • James was born on 9 November 1823 and he married in Bramshaw Parish Church on 25 February 1950. His eldest son Samuel married Louisa Moody (born in Hamptworth) on 8 Feb 1876 when he was living at the family farm at Winsor and she was living in Bartley. They married in a local Primitive Methodist Chapel but their marriage certificate does not state the location. Samuel became a farmer and he donated a plot of land at Canada Common to enable the Primitive Methodist Chapel to be built there. He was buried close to the door there in April 1924 and Louisa was buried with him in July 1925.

    By Jill Whitehead (18/01/2023)

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