Dinnick, Benjamin (1843-1912)

Family

Benjamin was born in 1843 at Devonport, Devon, to parents Thomas Dinnick, a rope maker (1851), and Mary Dunn. His bothers, William Dinnick and Joseph Dunn Dinnick were also a PM ministers.

Before entering the ministry, Benjamin was apprenticed to a boot maker (1861).

Benjamin married Emily Williams, nee Austin (1845-1883) in late 1869 at Ramsgate, Kent. Census returns identify five children.

  • Lilian Emily (b1870) – a confectioner’s assistant (1901)
  • Benjamin Henry (1871-1951) – a boot shop manager (1901)
  • Edith Agnes (b1875) – a draper’s apprentice (1891)
  • Leonora (1877-1969) – assistant schoolmistress (1901); married Francis Thomas Charles Wickett, an organist and music teacher (1911), in 1908; emigrated to Canada
  • Austin Dunn (1880-1960) – a blindmaker (1901); emigrated to Canada
  • Georgina Grace (1882-1950) – a tailors (1911)

He married Elizabeth Hancock (1873-??) in late 1905 at Smethwick, Staffordshire. The 1911 census return identifies an adopted daughter, Evelyn (b abt1906)

Census returns after his ‘resignation’ describe Benjamin as a superannuated PM minister.

Benjamin died in early 1912 at Smethwick, Staffordshire.

Circuits

  • 1865 Exeter & Exmouth
  • 1866 Ashford
  • 1869 Ramsgate
  • 1870 Tunbridge Wells
  • 1873 Brighton
  • 1875 Chichester
  • 1876 Littlehampton
  • 1879 Torquay
  • 1880 Dartmouth
  • 1883 Birmingham II
  • 1884 Truro
  • 1885 Brighton I (S)
  • 1886 Truro
  • 1888 Brighton
  • 1889 resigned

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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