Dean, William John (1826-1905)


William was born in January 1826 at Burghill, Herefordshire, to parents William and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 5 February 1827 at Burghill.

A Family Tree on identifies that he married Martha Ann Holmes (1833-1899) and that they had nine children. I have not been able to independently verify that information  in online records. Based on the birth places of the children, William travelled to New Zealand via Canada and Australia, arriving in New Zealand between 1864 and 1866.

William died on 9 September 1909 at Wellington, New Zealand.


  • 1850 Ludlow
  • 1852 Stafford
  • 1853 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1854 Brampton (Canada)
  • 1858 Gravesend & Aveley
  • 1859 Isle of Wight
  • transferred to New Zealand


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

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