Mainprize, Leonard (1839-1921)

Family

Leonard was born in 1839 at Carnaby, Yorkshire, to parents John Mainprize, a shoemaker, and Jane Stephenson. He was baptised on 29 September 1839 at Carnaby.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Leonard.

  • 1851 scholar
  • 1861 PM minister boarding at Patrington, Yorkshire
  • 1871 joiner – employing 3 men & 2 boys
  • 1881 builder, 10 men and 2 boys
  • 1891 builder
  • 1901 retired builder
  • 1911 private means

He married Sarah Ann Harrison (1843-1877) on 6 December 1869 at Christ Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • John William (1871-1945) – a chemist (1901)

He married Rhoda Louisa Harrison (1854-1936) on 22 October 1878 at St Mary, Hull, Yorkshire. Rhoda was a sister of Sarah Ann.

He died on 7 April 1921 at Bridlington, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1861 Walworth
  • 1862 Maidenhead

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: The obituary reference in Leary does not apply to this travelling preacher, but to his grandfather.

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