Hird, Henry George (1848-1906)

Family

Henry was born in the spring of 1848 at Ashley, Lincolnshire, to parents Robert Hird, a grocer and draper (1851) and Fanny Dennis Kendall.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Henry.

  • 1871 PM minister
  • 1881 curate of Thornhill, Yorkshire
  • 1891 vicar of St Mary’s , Halifax
  • 1901 clergyman (C of E)

He married Martha Bland Coates (1844-1894) on 20 June 1878 at St Matthew, Leeds, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Bertha Bland (1879-1899)
  • Stella Kendall (1881-1973) – a school mistress (1911); senior tax officer (1939)
  • Henry Dennis (1883-1951) – a draughtsman; valuation department, Inland Revenue (1911); H.M. Inspector of Taxes (1939)
  • Martha Beatrice (1886-1960) – housekeeper for brother and sister (1939)

He married Annie Elizabeth Wood (1846-1944) on 15 April 1896 at Bottesford, Lincolnshire.

Henry died on 6 July 1906 at Halifax, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1869 Pontefract
  • 1871 Leeds IV
  • 1873 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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