Lear, James (1810-1870)

Family

James was born abt1810 at Motcombe, Dorset, to parents John and Frances. he was baptised on 8 July 1810 at Motcombe.

Census returns identify the following occupations for James.

  • 1841 independent means
  • 1851 retired farmer
  • 1861 landed proprietor

James married Amelia Susanna Godfrey (d1839) in the summer of 1838 in the Yarmouth Registration District, Norfolk. They had one child.

  • Emily Susannah (1839-1923) – married Henry Tarbet, a commission merchant (1861), in 1858.

He married Frances Mayhew (1814-1886) in the spring of 1846 in the Hoxne Registration District, Suffolk.

James died on 5 July 1870 at Bungay, Suffolk.

Circuits

  • 1831 N Walsham
  • 1832 Yarmouth
  • 1835 Rockland
  • 1837 Lynn
  • 1838 Cambridge
  • 1839 Norwich
  • 1840 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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