Holmes, John (1827-1913)

Family

John was born in 1827 at Owston, Lincolnshire, to parents George, a farmer, and Mary. he was baptised on 30 December 1827 at Owston.

Before entering the ministry he worked as a joiner (1851).

He married Mary Ann William (abt1832-1906). I have not been able to find the marriage record online.

  • Martha Louisa (1861-1940) – married Barry Edward Bailey Dreper, a baker (1901), in 1884
  • Lydia Mary (1863-1955) – an accountant’s clerk (1881); married William Butler, a gentleman’s outfitter (1911), in 1897
  • Jane Whittuck (1865-1947) – a school teacher (1891)
  • Elizabeth Ann (1866-1879)
  • John Edward (b1868)
  • George William (1870-1943) – a grocers manager (1901)
  • Christina (1875-1954) – a music teacher (1901)
  • Edward Williams (b1877) – a commercial clerk (1901)

John died in the spring of 1913 at Axbridge, Somerset.

Circuits

  • 1853 London III
  • 1854 Pontypool
  • 1855 Radstock
  • 1856 Bristol
  • 1859 Pillowell
  • 1861 Falmouth
  • 1862 Falmouth & Truro
  • 1863 Yeovil & Sherborne
  • 1867 Cardiff
  • 1868 Bagshot
  • 1871 Rugby
  • 1874 Buckingham
  • 1877 Portsmouth
  • 1878 Deal
  • 1880 Deal (Sup)
  • 1882 Bath
  • 1883 Mangotsfield
  • 1885 Bristol III

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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