James, Joseph (1844)


Joseph was born abt1844 at Wearhead, Co. Durham, to parents Thomas James, a lead miner, and Mary Fairless.

  • 1861 no occupation
  • 1871 PM minister 
  • 1881 domestic machinist at Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 1891 iron moulder at Elswick, Northumberland
  • 1901 ironmonger and house furnisher at Elswick, Northumberland.
  • 1911 ironmonger and house furnisher

He married Sarah Elizabeth Huntley (b abt1854) in the spring of 1883  at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Census returns identify one child.

  • Louis (1885-1963) – assisting ironmonger  and house furnisher (1911); a private teacher (1939)      

Joseph died in early 1917 at Elswick, Northumberland.


  • 1870 Lincoln I
  • 1871 Ilkeston
  • 1872 Coningsby
  • 1874 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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