Hirst, John (1841-1911)

Family

John was born in early 1841 at Halifax, Yorkshire, to parents John, a worsted weaver, and Sarah.

After leaving the ministry John became a successful builder in Scarborough, Yorkshire – his estate was reported as £28,000 – a tidy sum in 1911.

He married Ann Holder Langdale (1845-1927) in the summer of 1867 at Pickering, Yorkshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Thomas Langdale (1868-1920) – an engineer (1911); died in Minnisota, USA
  • James Crossland (1870-1944) – a professor of music 91911)
  • Annie Elizabeth (b1873) – married George Barnard Black, a solicitor, in 1902

John died on 4 February 1911 at Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1863 Ripon
  • 1865 Pontefract
  • 1867 Leeds II
  • 1868 Leeds IV
  • 1870 Shipley
  • 1874 Horbury
  • 1877 Wakefield
  • 1882 Pickering
  • 1886 Dewsbury
  • 1891 Castleford
  • 1892 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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