Margetts, Henry (1836-1912)

Family

Henry was born on 6 September 1836 at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, to parents Richard, a butcher, and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 23 October 1836 at Chipping Norton Wesleyan Chapel.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Henry. 

  • 1851 a solicitor’s writing clerk
  • 1861 grocer and pork butcher
  • 1871 grocer
  • 1881 PM minister

The family emigrated to USA in 1885, where Henry continued in the ministry as a Presbyterian.

He married Mary Ann Pearson (abt1837-1911) in the spring of 1858 at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.  Census returns identify four children.

  • Mary Louisa (1859-1933)  – married Ellsworth E Scott, a sawyer (1910), circa 1887
  • Joseph Henry (1860-1922) – a butcher (1901); remained in UK and died in the Wrexham area
  • Sarah Elizabeth (1862-1925)  – married William Wallace Christie, an insurance agent (1900) circa 1897
  • Arthur Pearson (1864-1918)  – a hotel proprietor (1900); died at Fresno, California 

Henry died on 10 October 1912 in Allegany County, New York, USA.                      

Circuits

  • 1874 Southwark
  • 1876 Surrey Chapel
  • 1877 London II
  • 1879 Buckingham
  • 1881 Wrexham
  • 1884 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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