Mann, Robert (1815-1872)


Robert was born on 22 October 1815 at Rockland, Norfolk, to parents Timothy, a shoemaker, and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 26 November 1815 at Rockland All Saints.

Census returns identify occupations for Robert after he left the ministry.

  • 1861 waiter at an inn
  • 1871 late minister but now a labourer (wdr)

He married Mildred Newell (b1822)  in early 1847 in the Walsingham Registration District, Norfolk.  Census return identify six children.            

  • Robert (b1848) – a stationer (1881)                                 
  • Mildred (b1849)                           
  • Josiah (b abt1851) – only identified in the 1861 census return
  • Albert (b1852)
  • Emma (b abt1855)
  • William (b1857)            

Robert died in June 1872 in the Wayland Registration District, Norfolk. He was buried on 11 June 1872 at Rockland All Saints.


  • 1841 N Walsham
  • 1842 Soham
  • 1843 Fakenham
  • 1846 Swaffham
  • 1848 Hadleigh
  • 1850 Norwich I
  • 1852 Wisbech
  • 1853 Upwell
  • 1854 disappears


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Either Robert’s wife or daughter, Mildred, died in 1862 at Mildenhall, Suffolk.

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