Dodsworth, Jeremiah (1843-1916)

Family

Jeremiah was born in 1843 at Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, to parents Jeremiah Dodsworth, a PM minister, and Clara Chaffer. He was baptised on 22 September 1844 at Barton upon Humber.

The 1861 census records Jeremiah as a draper’s apprentice.

He married Ann Driver (1849-1893) in the summer of 1868 in the Malton Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Clara Hannah (1869-1877)
  • John Driver (1870-1940) – a packer of petrol engines (1911)
  • Florence Chafer (abt1873-1925) – married Arthur Ernest Pope in 1896; emigrated to Australia
  • Gertrude Annie (1879-1909)
  • Reginald Bertram (1881-1950) – a salesman in warehouse (1901); emigrated to Australia in 1909

He married Emily Florence Hardwidge, nee Riggall (1854-1946) on 3 December 1904 at St Luke, Westbourne Park, Westminster, London.

Jeremiah died on 26 September 1916 at Worthing, Sussex.

Circuits

  • 1863 Keighley
  • 1864 Wakefield
  • 1866 Leeds II
  • 1868 Pateley Bridge
  • 1869 Leeds I
  • 1872 Bingley
  • 1875 transfer to Wesleyan Methodist ministry

References

WM Minutes 1917/150

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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