Leigh, Cornelius (1812-1891)

Family

Cornelius was born in 1812 at Abu Belleau, Lincolnshire, to parents Titus and Elizabeth. he was baptised on 2 December 1812 at Belleay and Aby, Lincolnshire.

After leaving the PM ministry, Cornelius served as a Baptist minister.

He married Ellen Rowley (1813- 1871) in early 1841 at Burton on Trent Staffordshire. Census returns identify two children.             

  • William Stonier (1842-1901) – assistant schoolmaster (1861); died in South Africa
  • Mary Stonier (1845-1871) – married James Lee, a PM minister, in 1866

He married Elizabeth Shone, nee Simpson (1831-1886) in early 1872 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Cornelius died on 12 January 1891 at Heeley, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1837 Ashby de la Zouch
  • 1839 Leicester
  • 1840 Burton on Trent
  • 1841 Nottingham
  • 1842 Belper
  • 1844 Sleaford
  • 1846 Boston
  • 1849 Belper
  • 1852 Leicester
  • 1854 Bottesford
  • 1855 Donington
  • 1858 Oxton
  • 1860 Sheffield II
  • 1862 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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