Coulson, Abimeleck Hainsworth (1811-1876)

Family

Abimeleck was born abt1811 at Horsforth, nr Leeds, Yorkshire.

He married Mary Lingard (1799-1959) on 24 June 1837 at Brattleby, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify on cild.

  • John (b1839) – a railway engine driver (1871)

He married Mary Ann Lingard (1831-1907) on 31 August 1861 at Ockbrook, Derbyshire. Census returns identify six children.

  • Mary Elizabeth (1861-1948) – married Reuben Lewsley, a carpenter in 1880
  • Milicent (1862-1938) – married William Alexander Trotter, a gardener, in 1884
  • Annie (1865-1933) – married William Henry Greasley, a game keeper (1891), in 1890
  • Catherine (1867-1918) – a housekeeper (1911)
  • Joseph (1871-1947) – a butcher (1891); later a coal miner (1911)
  • Priscilla (1871-1950) – married Charles Wheatley, a colliery winding engine driver, in 1897

After leaving the ministry, Abimeleck became a farmer of circa 25 acres at Ocbrook. He died on 18 December 1876.

Circuits

  • 1833 Tadcaster
  • 1834 Lincoln
  • 1835 Scotter
  • 1836 Darlaston
  • 1837 Oswestry
  • 1838 N Shields
  • 1839 Westgate
  • 1840 Darlington
  • 1841 Burton on Trent
  • 1842 Barnsley
  • 1843 Chesterfield
  • 1845 Belper
  • 1846 Summercotes
  • 1847 Melton Mowbray
  • 1848 Sleaford
  • 1849 Derby
  • 1851 Bottesford
  • 1852 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

Note: The name Abimeleck comes from the character¬†Abimelech¬†who was the King of Shechem and a son of Biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted “my father is king”, claiming the inherited right to rule. (Wikipedia)

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