Rose, James Henry (1869-1962)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923

Early years

James was born in 1869 at Cranworth, Norfolk, to parents James and Elizabeth. James was a licensed hawker at the time of the 1871 census.


His obituary records that James humble upbringing was manifested in a gracious humility throughout his many years, whilst the spiritual atmosphere of his childhood served to ground him in a living relationship with his Lord.

For four years James had a place on the national Christian Endeavour Council.

In 1920, James was Secretary of the Stationing Committee. He also served on the Methodist Union Committee.

After retiring to Sheringham in 1934, James health and vitality allowed him to engage in the work he loved for a further twenty-nine years. To within months of his death, he continued to take services in the Cromer, Sheringham and Holt circuit.


James married Lucy (Lucie) Florence Dunnett (1869-1949) in the summer of 1897 at Watton, Norfolk. Lucie was the daughter of Daniel Dunnett, a Deed Poll member of Conference (1897/8). Census returns identify two children.

  • Harold James (1899-1967) – educated at Elmfield College; a schoolmaster (1962)
  • Muriel Frances (1903-1985) – married Roy H Doluchamjanz in 1974

James died on 2 September 1962 at Sheringham. Norfolk.


  • Hartley
  • 1893 Norwich II
  • 1897 Holt & Sherringham
  • 1901 Yarmouth
  • 1903 E Dereham
  • 1909 Watton
  • 1914 Norwich II
  • 1917 Cambridge
  • 1922 Birmingham Mission
  • 1927 Bromsgrove
  • 1931 Lincoln I
  • 1934 Sherringham (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923/298

Methodist Minutes 1963/181

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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