Cheeseman, James Alfred (1858-1928)

Family

James was baptised on 23 May 1858 at Epworth, Lincolnshire. His parents were parents Robinson Cheeseman, a PM minister, and Harriett Hudson.

He married Isabella Brown (1867-??) in the spring of 1883 at Sunderland, Co. Durham. Census returns identify nine children.

  • Elizabeth Brown (1884-1963)
  • Elsie Mary (b1886) – baptised into Catholic Church on 24 October 1907
  • Hilda Isabel (1889-1974) – emigrated to USA in 1909, married George Henry Thorne, a streetcar motorman (1920)
  • Harold Ambrose Robinson (1889-1961)
  • William Brown (1892-1960) – emigrated to Australia in 1914
  • James Alfred (b1893) – a draper (1925)
  • Sydney Hudson (1895-1917) – died in WW1 at Ypres
  • Douglas Vivian Lawrence (1896-1967) – a merchant seaman
  • Eric Septimus (1897-1975) – emigrated to Australia in 1914; a farmer (1917)

After leaving the PM ministry James joined the Roman Catholic church, becoming President of the Sacred Heart Conference of St Vincent de Paul’s Society of Edinburgh.

James died on 22 December 1928 at Edinburgh, Scotland.

Circuits

  • 1879 Ramsgate
  • 1880 Pocklington
  • 1882 Hornsea
  • 1883 Bridlington
  • 1886 Sunderland I
  • 1890 Manchester IV
  • 1891 Foxhill Bank
  • 1893 Reading
  • 1897 Penzance
  • 1898 Chester II
  • 1902 Cambridge
  • 1905 Sherringham & Holt
  • 1907 ceased

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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