Causer, Jeremiah Woodford (1856-1944)


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.

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