Howlett, Jabez Herbert (1876-1956)


Jabez was born on 28 October 1876 at Camden Town, Middlesex, to parents Joshua, a school keeper (1881), and Mary.

Jabez became a freemason in September 1919. The 1939 Register records him as a clerk in holy orders living in the vicarage at Davidstow, Cornwall.

He married Portia Cocking (1878-1927) in the summer of 1907 in the Redruth Registration District, Cornwall. Census returns and birth records identify four children.

  • Christina Portia (1908-2002) – married Leslie V Dyer, a clay works foreman (1939), in 1931
  • Mary (b1910)
  • Constance (1914-1931)
  • Catherine Beatrice (1917-1986) – married John G Boundy, a stone mason, in 1939

He married Elizabeth Boundy Johns, nee Richards, (1880-1980) in the spring of 1940 in the Redruth Registration District, Cornwall.

Jabez died in late 1956 in the Bodmin Registration District, Cornwall.


  • 1903 Redruth
  • 1906 Dartmouth
  • 1907 Penzance
  • 1909 Northampton
  • 1912 Coventry
  • 1919 ceased


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • He was my Great Grandfather my Father’s side x

    By Sarah Jane Dyer (07/05/2023)

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