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.