Jolly, John Holden (1838-1916)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

Mr. Jolly, the senior Circuit Steward of New Wandsworth and Fulham Station, was born at Bunwell, Norfolk, in 1839, converted through the agency of Primitive Methodism, and joined our Church in 1860. In 1862 he came to reside in London. His piety, zeal and loyalty so won the love and confidence of his Church that she continued to give him positions of trust and honour, e.g., Local Preacher in and since 1865; Sunday School teacher, Class leader, Society Steward, Trustee, membership of the District and General Committees, delegate to District Meeting repeatedly – once being Vice-Chairman, and delegate to Conference twice. He is a good man, very generous, punctual and regular in his attendance at the various meetings, and although his services are mainly confined to his own Circuit and Society, his sympathies are wide. For many years he has resided in Battersea, and is in politics a convinced and active Liberal.

W Jones Price

Family and other information

John was born on 31 July 1838  at Bunwell, Norfolk, to parents Henry Jolly and Maria Baker. Henry was a tailor.

John had several occupations identified in census returns.

  • 1851 tailor
  • 1861 agricultural labourer
  • 1871 gardener
  • 1881 cab driver
  • 1891 laundryman
  • 1901 laundry proprietor
  • 1911 unable to work

John was married to Mary Ann (b abt 1841)

John died in late 1916 in the Wandsworth Registration District, London.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/450

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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