Story, Thomas (1827-1905)

Family

Thomas was born in 1827 at Luddington, Lincolnshire, to parents William and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 16 December 1827 at Luddington.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Thomas.

  • 1851 PM minister
  • 1861 theological student – Rotherham College (Independent)
  • 1871 Independent minister at Wootton Bassett
  • 1881 insurance agent
  • 1891 Chaplin & registrar in Leeds
  • 1901 retired Congregational minister – Leeds

He married Mary Thornton (abt1833-1864) in the summer of 1857 at Crowle, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Ada (1858-1932) – a machinist – baby linen (1901)     

He married Mary Ricketts (abt1838-1928)  in late 1865 in the keynsham Registration District, Somerset. Census returns identify five children.               

  • Edith Elizabeth (1866-1955) – married George Bilton Massa, a railway agent (1911), in 1891                                
  • Florence Fanny (1869-1955) – married Albert Wood, a clothier’s traveller (1911), in 1896                     
  • Thornton Ricketts (1871-1932) – grocer manager (1901)   
  • Kezia Mary (abt1878-1938)    
  • George Percy W (1881-1897)   

Thomas died on 10 November 190-5 at Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1851 Presteigne
  • 1852 Wrockwardinewood
  • 1853 Stafford
  • 1854 disappears
  • 1862 Rotherham academy – Independent
  • 1863 Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
  • 1869 Wootton Bassestt
  • 1874 Brotherton, Yorkshire
  • 1876-1879 Fairburn, Yorkshire.

References

Surman Index id:26474

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Many records spell the surname, Storey

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