Ford, Jabez Frederick (1848-1922)


Jabez was born in the spring of 1848 at Newbury, Berkshire, to parents Thomas Ford, a PM minister, and Susannah Thompson.

After leaving the ministry, Jabez worked as an assurance agent (1881), and later a coal merchant.

He married Elizabeth Brightman (1853-1942) in the summer  of 1874 at Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Edith Maud (abt1875-1891)
  • Beatrice Mary (b1876)

Jabez died on 9 July 1922 at Dunstable, Bedfordshire.


  • 1870 Leighton Buzzard
  • 1871 London VI
  • 1873 Dunstable
  • 1874 London III
  • 1875 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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