Halfpenny, John Arthur (1868-1948)

Family

John was born in 1868 at Worleston, nr Nantwich, Cheshire, to parents Henry, a gardener (1871) and Martha. He was baptised on 14 March 1869 at Action, nr Nantwich, Cheshire.

The 1891 census return identified John as a PM evangelist visiting Blackwood, Bedwelty, Monmouthshire. In 1901 he is working as an insurance agent at Ramsgate, Kent.

He married Sophia Spain (abt1872-1942) in late 1898 at Ramsgate, Kent. Census returns and birth records identify three children.

  • Mavis (1899-1899)
  • Arthur (1906-1991) – a minister of religion (1939); a schoolmaster (1948)
  • Bernard (1906-1993) – a medical practitioner (1948)

John died on 28 December 1948 at Gordon Hospital, Westminster, London.

Circuits

  • 1892 Braintree
  • 1895 disappears
  • 1902 Canterbury – Congregational minister – evangelist
  • 1904 Watton
  • 1909 John Robinson Memorial Church, Gainsborough
  • 1918 Wycliffe, Sheffield
  • 1920 Bourne
  • 1926 Abbeydale, Sheffield
  • 1931 Maldon, Essex
  • 1940 Sutton Valence, Kent

References

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

Surman index id: 13421

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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