Hird, James Dennis (1850-1920)


James was born in 1850 at Ashley, Lincolnshire, to parents Robert Hird, a grocer and draper (1851) and Fanny Dennis Kendall.

Census returns identify the following occupations for James.

  • 1871 divinity student at Ulverston
  • 1881 M.A. Tutor & Lecturer at Oxford
  • 1891 clerk in holy orders
  • 1901 author
  • 1911 warden of labour college

He married Sarah Jane Pickles (1842-1938) on 19 October 1872 at St Simon, Liverpool, Lancashire. Census returns identify three of four children.

  • Effie Maud (1873-1959) – a school mistress (1911); teacher at private school (1939)
  • Robert Beatson Dennis (1880-1948) – an ophthalmic surgeon (1911)
  • Dora Sybil (1882-1951)

James died on 13 July 1920 at Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.


1870 Barrow in Furness

1871 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: This was James not John as given in Leary

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