Holden, James Walton (1847-1924)

Family

James was born on 7 August 1847 at Todmorden, Yorkshire, to parents William Holden, a railway labourer (1851), and Susie Shackleton.

Before entering the ministry James worked as a cotton weaver.

He was President of the Australian Conference in 1901.

He married Elizabeth (Betty) Needham (1849-1888) in the spring of 1871 at Todmorden, Yorkshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Sarah Ann (b1872)
  • James Edgar (1876-1900)
  • Emma (b1878)

He married Sarah Richmond (1855-1938) in 1889 at Victoria, Australia. Records identify two children.

  • Winifred Richmond (b1892) – married Edwin N Clapham in 1924
  • Arthur Walton (b1896)

James died on 7 November 1924 at Chatswood, New South Wales.

Circuits

  • 1876 Braintree
  • 1877 Maldon
  • 1879 Colnbrook
  • 1880 Kingston
  • 1882 Ryde & Ventnor
  • 1886 Sydney I – Australia
  • 1892 Goulburn
  • 1897 Sydney I
  • 1902 Grafton
  • 1905 Bowral
  • 1909 Armidale
  • 1912 Newtown
  • 1915 Randwick

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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