Ratcliffe, Jonathan (1814-1894)

Family

Jonathan was born abt1814 at Askwith, nr. Otley, Yorkshire, to parents John Ratcliffe, a farmer, and Elizabeth Barret.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Jonathan after he left the PM ministry.

  • 1861 bookseller and news vendor in Doncaster
  • 1871 employed by Rev. H.F. Brock as a scripture reader
  • 1881 scripture reader
  • 1891 retired scripture reader

He married Mary Ann Maynard (1822-1848) on 11 November 1845 in the Scarborough Registration District, Yorkshire. They had two children (twins) who died within a week of birth in 1846.

He married Eliza Thompson, nee Glew, (1815-1887) in the summer of 1849 in the Thorne Registration District, Yorkshire. (This district includes Epworth, Lincolnshire.) Census returns identify one child.

Jonathan (1850-1914) – a solicitor (1911)

He married Eliza Henrietta Allen, nee Brooks (abt1825-1910) in the summer of 1890 at Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Jonathan died on 5 May 1894 at Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1836 Silsden
  • 1837 Stockport
  • 1838 Chester
  • 1839 Wrexham
  • 1841 Blackburn
  • 1842 Barton on Humber
  • 1843 Brigg
  • 1845 Hull West
  • 1846 Epworth
  • 1849 Retford
  • 1851 Swinefleet
  • 1853 Grimsby
  • 1855 Pocklington
  • 1857 Walworth
  • 1859 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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