Knapp, James Burrough (1834-1899)
James was born on 16 May 1834 at Startley, Wiltshire to parents Charles and Mary. Charles was a yeoman farmer.
James suffered educationally from clerical domineering – the village cleric was the sovereign arbiter of village education when John was young.
James was led to faith through the ministry of George Warner.
James became Book Steward following the death of Joseph Toulson.
During his period of office the Bookroom moved to new premises in Aldersgate Street.
James married Esther Darvill (1839-1895) on 18 October 1861 at Newbury, Berkshire. Census returns identify one child.
- Rupert Charles Darvill (b1867) – emigrated to Canada in 1909; an accountant
James died on 24 November 1899 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
- 1857 W Bromwich
- 1858 Wrockwardinewood
- 1860 Prees Green
- 1861 Lichfield
- 1862 Darlaston
- 1864 Oswestry
- 1866 Wolverhampton
- 1867 Leintwardine
- 1870 Stafford
- 1873 Bishops Castle
- 1876 Darlaston
- 1879 Birmingham l
- 1880 W Bromwich
- 1883 Lynn
- 1886 Acle
- 1890 Book Steward
- 1895 Halesowen
- 1898 Wolverhampton ll
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1886 (portrait); 1896/707 (Esther); 1900/705
PM Minutes 1900/15
H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p388
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers