John was born on 18 November 1852 at Wigan, Lancashire, to parents Henry, a provision dealer (1861), and Ellen. he was baptised on 2 January 1853 at Wigan.
He married Caroline Garrod (b1859) on 1 January 1880 at Gooderstone, Norfolk. Census returns identify seven children.
- Fanny (b1880)
- Frank Garrod (1883-1971) – a woollen goods salesman (1911); an electrical installation foreman (1939)
- Ellis Henry (b1884) – a chauffer (1911)
- Charles Leonard (b1886)
- Sidney Stephen (1888-1970)
- Eunice (b1891)
- Constance Marian (1899-1983) – a nurse (1939)
After leaving the ministry the family settled in Marlborough St Mary, Wiltshire, where John worked as a draper’s assistant.
John died on 30 September 1908 at Marlborough St Martin, Wiltshire.
- 1873 London III
- 1874 London VIII
- 1877 London V
- 1879 Northampton
- 1881 Portsmouth
- 1885 Pontypool
- 1886 Kirby Cross
- 1888 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers