Scarlett, Joseph (1884-1948)


Joseph was born on 4 November 1884 at Hull, Yorkshire, to parents John H Scarlett, a rullyman (1891), and Mary.

Before entering the ministry Jospeh trained as a  joiner (1901). The 1911 census return records him as a Primitive Methodist Minister at Mile End Old Town, London.

Joseph was chair of West Bromwich Board of Guardians 1927-9 (1933 Who’s Who of Methodism).

He married Lillie Wilson (1979-1962) in the summer of 1907 at Hoyland Common, Yorkshire.

Joseph died on 7 August 1948 at Hull, Yorkshire.


  • 1913 Hackney &c
  • 1914 Weston super Mare
  • 1915 Birmingham Mission
  • 1933 Birmingham Rooky
  • 1935 Birmingham Mosly
  • 1945 Stoke Newington
  • 1948 resigned


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: A rully was a type of cart, so a rullyman is a cart driver.

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