Crowe, John (1819-1912)

Christian Messenger 1903
Christian Messenger 1903

Ministry

An account of his early ministry in the Ramsgate Circuit is described in the page on Deal, Kent. He also ‘opened’ Sandwich.

Family

John was baptised on 5 September 1819 at Kingsland, Herefordshire. His parents were George, an agricultural labourer, and Ann.

Census returns identify the following occupations for John.

  • 1851 PM Minister
  • 1861 grocer
  • 1871 labourer
  • 1881 labourer engine driver
  • 1891 labourer
  • 1901 retired milk seller.

John married Ann Woombell (abt1824-1902) on 13 July 1853 at St Swithin, Wellow, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Lizzie (1861-1938) – married Frederick Brooks, a cordwainer, in 1895.

John died in early 1912 at Balby with Hexthorpe, nr Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1847 Ramsgate
  • 1849 Driffield
  • 1851 Scotter (6 mths)
  • 1851 Epworth (6 mths)
  • 1853 Grimsby
  • 1855 Barton on Humber
  • 1856 Loughborough
  • 1858 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1859 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Most records have the surname spelt ‘Crow”

 

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