A John Hall Bowling was baptised on 7 May 1824 at All Saints, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. He was born at Morton, a suburb of Gainsborough, to parents Thomas, a gardener and local preacher, and Ann.
Census returns identify the following occupations for John.
- 1841 farmer’s son
- 1851 gardener
- 1861 gardener and local preacher
- 1871 shopkeeper
- 1881 gardener
He married Mary Ann Barrett (abt1834-1919) in the spring of 1868 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
John died on 9 July 1888
- 1847 Ramsey
- 1848 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers