Tallack, Henry Arthur (1813-1873)


Henry was born on 26 March 1813 at Truro, Cornwall, to parents John, a seaman, and Ann. He was baptised on 28 October 1820 at St Mary Wesleyan Chapel, Truro, Cornwall.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Henry.

  • 1841 bookseller in Exeter
  • 1861 dissenting minister to seamen
  • 1871 missionary

Based on the birth places of his children Henry moved to Mile End Old Town, London in the early 1840’s where he was involved with a seaman’s mission.

He married Mary Hewett (b1813) on 5 October at Kea, Cornwall. Census returns identify four children.

  • Mary (b1840) – a milliner (1861); married John Middleton Owens, a cabinet maker, in 1865
  • Anna  Maria(1844-1906) – a dressmaker (1861)
  • Edward (1846-1907) – a printer (1881)
  • Charlotte (b abt1849)


  • 1840 Motcombe
  • 1841 disappears


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

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