Rogers, Benjamin Bartholomew (1839-1877

Family

Benjamin was born on 25 January 1839 at Hepworth, Suffolk, to parents George, a hawker (1851), and Sophia.

He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Lawley (b1846) on 25 March 1868 at Paisley, Renfrewshire. Mary was a daughter of Rev. John Lawley, a PM minister.  I have identified two children born in Scotland.

  • George Lawley (1869-1947) – a printer compositor (1891); emigrated to Canada and became a Baptist pastor; died in Los Angeles, California
  • Alfred John (1870-1893) – entered the Royal Navy in 1886

Benjamin died on 18 September 1877 at Wymondham, Leicestershire.

Circuits

  • 1860 Ramsgate
  • 1861 Brighton
  • 1862 St Albans
  • 1863 Ashford
  • 1864 Garsdale
  • 1865 Kendal
  • 1866 Settle
  • 1867 Motherwell
  • 1888 Edinburgh
  • 1868 Tranent
  • 1871 Belfast
  • 1872 Hertford
  • 1873 Exeter
  • 1874 Maidstone
  • 1875 York
  • 1876 disappears
  • 1876 Wymondham – Congregational minister

References

Surman Index id:23343

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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