Bointon, Francis Bower (1839-1925)

Family

Francis Bower Bointon was baptised on 1 December 1839 at Pickering, Yorkshire. His parents were John Bointon, a baker and farmer (1861, and Tabitha Bower.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Francis either side of his ministry.

  • 1861 machine maker
  • 1871 draper
  • 1881 accountant
  • 1891 grocer and provision merchant
  • 1901 greengrocer shopkeeper
  • 1911 sauce manufacturer

In 1879 he was accused of forging and uttering a bill of exchange, but was acquitted.

He married Catherine Stamp (1840-1874) in the summer of 1865 at Stockton, Co. Durham. Census returns identify four children.

  • John Francis Stamp (abt1866-1912) – a retired grocer (1901); later a commercial traveller (1911)
  • George Ernest Bower (1868-1949) – a life assurance superintendent (1911)
  • Louise Catherine Frances (abt1871-1871)
  • Walter Edwin Ramsey (1872-1954) – a grocery manufacturer’s agent (1911)

He married Elizabeth Ann Margaret Stamp (1838-1895) in the summer of 1876 in the Middlesborough Registration District, Yorkshire. She was the older sister of Catherine.

He married Annie Mason (1863-1939) in late 1895 at Newbury, Berkshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Catherine Elizabeth Annie Margaret (1897-1965) – a clerk (1939)
  • Frances Martha Fanny Louise (1899-1977) – a domestic servant (1939)
  • Helena Alice May Tabitha (1901-1993) – a domestic help (1939)

Francis died in the spring of 1925 at Southampton, Hampshire.

Circuits

  • 1862 Stockton
  • 1864 Guisborough
  • 1865 Gateshead
  • 1866 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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