Antliff, James Cooper M.A., B.D., D.D. (1844-1920)
James was born on 1 February 1844 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire, to parents William Antliff, a PM Minister, and Barbara Cooper. He was baptised on 21 April 1844.
The 1861 census describes James as a pupil teacher. He was President of the Canada Conference in 1883, and retired in 1911.
James married Fanny Holden (abt1846-1880) in 1866 at Keddleston Street PM Chapel, Derby. Census and birth records returns identify four children.
- John Holden (1867-1904)
- William (1869-1942) – agent for rubber company (1901)
- Marion Evelyn (1871-1897) – married Charles Cushing Holland in 1892
- James Cooper (1880-1880)
He married Jane Elizabeth Gooderham, nee Ray (b1840), on 2 May 1882 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada
James died on 25 December 1920. He was buried at Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada.
James authored the following.
Christian mysticism: a lecture delivered before the Theological Union of the Hamilton Conference, June 4th, 1907.
Centennial of Canadian Methodism – Historical Sketch of the Primitive Methodist Church in Canada, 1891.
- 1862 Belper
- 1863 Derby
- 1866 Arnold
- 1867 Nottingham II
- 1868 Grantham
- 1870 Edinburgh
- 1874 Sheffield I
- 1875 Sheffield II
- 1877 Derby I
- 1878 Toronto (Canada)
- 1880 Editor
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers