Kent, Jacob (1853-1942)

Family

Jacob was born on 10 October 1853 at Chadderton, Lancashire, to parents John, a herbalist, and Sarah. He was baptised on 20 October 1858 at St Paul, Royton, Lancashire with two older siblings.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Jacob.

  • 1871 tailor’s apprentice
  • 1881 minister
  • 1891 insurance agent
  • 1901 Insurance agent
  • 1911 PM minister
  • 1939 retired Methodist Minister

He married Alice Smith (abt1856-1920) in the summer of 1882 at Chadderton, Lancashire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Sandy Smith (1883-1977) – assistant secretary at cotton spinning mill (1911); a cotton yarn salesman & secretary (1939); a yarn agent (1942)
  • Alice Forster (1890-1980) – a science student (1911); a technical assistant electrical engineering (1939)

Jacob died on 22 April 1942 at Oldham, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1878 Downham
  • 1879 Bury St Edmunds
  • 1880 Chatham
  • 1882 Walthamstow
  • 1883 Wishaw
  • 1885 Grassington
  • 1887 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: No obituary was published in the Minutes of Conference.

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