Edward was born on 16 March 1893 at Pocklington, Yorkshire, to parents Tom Rookledge Holtby and Hannah Catherine Dunn.
In 1939 he was vicar of Christ Church, Southend on Sea.
He married Ruth Helen Shepherd (1899-1992) in the spring of 1938 in the Rochford Registration District, Essex. Birth Records identify two children.
- Asheleigh R (b1939)
- John Nigel Rookledge (1942-1942)
Edward died 5 July 1966 in the Salisbury Registration District, Wiltshire..
- 1917 Manchester University
- 1919 Peel
- 1921 Darlington
- 1924 Newcastle
- 1930 transfers to Anglican ministry
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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