Harker, Bailey John (1843-1916)

Family

Bailey was born on 16 July 1843 at Grassington, Yorkshire, to parents William, a tailor, and Betty. He was baptised on 23 June 1844 at Linton in Craven, Yorkshire. His older brother, James was a Methodist New Connexion minister in 1861.

He married Amy Smith (1846-1923) in early 1868 at Wellington, Shropshire. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Elsie (b1868) – a governess in private school (1891)
  • Clifford (1871-1949) – a tramway motorman (1911); a tramway inspector (1923)
  • Ianthe (1874-1952) – married Richard Sivel Popplewell, a grocer’s manager (1901), in 1897
  • Neville (1876-1943) – a sorting clerk and telegraphist (1911)
  • Romillie (1879-1915) – a mill clerk (1991); died in WW1
  • Bailey (1881-1972) – a grocer’s assistant (1911)
  • Hermia (1887-1960) – married Edwin Harker, a farmer & builder (1939), in 1916

Bailey died on 5 October 1916 at Grassington, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1863 Penrith
  • 1864 Paisley
  • 1865 Baldock
  • 1866 disappears
  • 1866 Bishops Offley – Congregational minister
  • 1867 Domgay, Montgomeryshire
  • 1871 Guiseley
  • 1874-7 journalism
  • 1877 Eccleshall
  • 1879 Banff
  • 1882 Dukes Alley, Bolton
  • 1904-7 Adlington, Lancashire

References

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

Surman Index id: 13549

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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