Staines, Joseph (1893-1970)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

JOSEPH STAINES: entered the Primitive Methodist ministry in 1926 and travelled in the following circuits: Thanet, Wishaw, Cwm, Mountain Ash, West Monmouth Mission, Rhondda (Ely Valley), Crewe, Scunthorpe and Winterton, Kiveton Park, Sheffield (North- East). At his own request there is no obituary, other than this record of his service. 

He died on 15 December 1970, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, and the forty-fifth of his ministry.


Joseph was born on 3 February 1893 at West Pelton, Co. Durham, to parents Hamilton Staines, a coal miner, and Thirza Groves.

Before entering the ministry Joseph worked as a weighman at coke ovens (1911).

He married Elsie Winifred Scott in the summer of 1930 at Ramsgate, Kent. Birth records identify two children.

  • Albert Oliver (b1938)
  • Elizabeth M (b1939) – married Derek A Harley in 1963

Joseph died on 15 December 1970 in the Cheadle Registration District, Staffordshire.


  • 1926 Thanet
  • 1928 Wishaw
  • 1930 Cwm
  • 1932 Mountain Ash
  • 1937 W Monmouth
  • 1942 Rhondda Ely
  • 1945 Crewe
  • 1948 Scunthorpe
  • 1953 Kiveton Park
  • 1954 Sheffield NE
  • 1958 Derby (Sup)


Methodist Minutes 1971/173

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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