Cotton, Moses (1827-1907)

Family

Moses was born in 1827 at Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, to parents Charles, a collier, and Ellen. He was baptised on  9 December 1827 at St James, Newchapel, Staffordshire. 

Before entering the ministry Moses worked as a coal miner.

He married Mary Ann Clarke (1833-1926) in the summer of 1860 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Ellen Antoinette (1861-1946)
  • Charles Samuel (1863-1897) – a draper’s cashier (1881); died at Parkes, New South Wales
  • Edmund Albert (1864-1938) – a bank manager (1907)
  • Sarah Elizabeth (1866-1951) – a housekeeper (1911)
  • Miriam Maud (1867-1961) – a milliner (1939)
  • John Alexander (b1868) – a clerk (1891); emigrated to Australia
  • William Henry (1870-1952) – a bank clerk (1901); a bank manager (1911)

Moses died 8 August 1907 at Arnside, Westmorland.

Circuits

  • 1852 Isle of Wight
  • 1853 Newtown & Welshpool
  • 1855 Donaghmore & Portadown
  • 1856 Andover
  • 1857 to Methodist New Connexion

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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