Anthony was born on 9 October 1842 at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, to parents Alexander, a pumpwright (1851), and Margaret.
He married Isabella Hood (1849-1931) in late 1871 in the Brampton Registration District, Cumberland. Census returns identify three children.
- William Hood (1873-1959) – a chemist & druggist (1901)
- Margaret (1876-1961) – an elementary school teacher (1901); married Robert Albert Woodley, a commercial traveller (1911), in 1905
- Alexander Johnstone (1880-1915) – a mariner; died in Bukoba, Kagera, Tanzania
Anthony died on 28 January 1889 at Whitehaven, Cumberland.
- 1867 Horbury
- 1868 Middleton
- 1869 Durham
- 1870 Carlisle
- 1872 disappears
- 1872-1889 Parton, Cumberland – Congregational minister
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman Index id:28544
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