Hall, James (1842-1902)

Family

James was born in 1842 at Great Driffield, Yorkshire, to parents Richard, a gardener, and Harriet.

James also worked as a gardener before entering the ministry.

He married Anna Levitt (1850-1882) in the spring of 1869 in the Pocklington Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Julia Edith (1870-1900) – a confectioner’s assistant (1891); married David William Brow in 1898
  • Laurence James (1872-1944) – a dining room manager (1911)
  • Cecelia Etty (b1874) – emigrated to USA in 1904; a Travelling evangelist (1910)
  • Emeline Mona (1877-1919) – married Hugh Owen Roberts, a blacksmith’s striker, in 1901
  • Mabel Eunice (b1878) – a domestic servant (1901); possibly emigrated to USA in 1903
  • Alfred Leigh (1880-1953) – an iron merchants clerk (1911)
  • Bertha Alice Anna (1882-1947) – a domestic servant (1939)

He married Mary Elizabeth Ray, nee Bailey (1840-1892) in the spring of 1885 at Preston, Lancashire.

The 1891 census describes James as a Baptist chaplain of a cemetery, living in Walton, Liverpool. In 1901 he is described as a retired PM minister.

James died in early 1902 at Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1865 Patrington
  • 1866 Epworth
  • 1867 Kelsale
  • 1868 Liverpool
  • 1869 Preston
  • 1871 Chester
  • 1874 Bradwell
  • 1876 Douglas I
  • 1879 Leigh
  • 1881 Bacup
  • 1884 Blackpool
  • 1885 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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