Coxhead, John (1810-1876)

Family

John was born in 1810 at East Garton, Berkshire, to parents William Coxhead and Harriett Kibblewhite Pounds.

After leaving the ministry John worked as a cordwainer (shoemaker). The family emigrated to Australia in 1855.

He married Mary Woolford (1812-1882) on 8 December 1836 at Pilton, Somerset. Census returns and Australian records identify eight children.

  • John Kibblewhite (1840-1923)
  • Mary Jane (1842-1904) – married James Bruce in 1870
  • Adnah (1844-1919) – married Thomas Claxton in 1865
  • Elijah (1846-1899)
  • Sarah Ann (1849-1910) – married Walter William Nairn in 1870
  • Joseph (1851-1918)
  • Jemima (1853-1926) – married James Church in 1876
  • Elizabeth Miriam (1857-1924) – married Robert Rolfe in 1876

John died on 29 August 1876 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Circuits

  • 1832 Shefford
  • 1835 Moreton
  • 1836 Pillawell
  • 1837 Chippenham
  • 1839 Faringdon
  • 1840 Bristol
  • 1842 Stroud
  • 1844 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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