Jeremiah was born on 15 March 1856 at Andover, Hampshire, to parents Joseph Causer, a PM minister, and Elizabeth Jane Woodford.
The 1881 census return describes Jeremiah as a student of theology living at Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Jeremiah became a Congregational minister – although he is not listed in the Surman index – and later was secretary and editor of the Central Sunday Closing Association.
He married Anne Stuart (abt1861-1930) in the summer of 1884 in the Monmouth Registration District. Census returns identify five children.
- George Woodford (1885-1980) – a clerk (1911); an engineer’s accountant (1944)
- Donald Stuart (1887-1960) – an engineer (1944)
- Arthur Joseph Mitchell (abt1889-1957) -m chartered accountant’s articled clerk (1911)
- Geoffrey (b1890)
- Oswald Elles (1892-1937) – a clerk (1911)
Jeremiah died on 6 July1944 at Twickenham, Middlesex.
- 1876 Rotherham
- 1878 Nottingham I
- 1879 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Several later records give the name as Joseph Woodford Causer.