Thurger, James Curson (1812-1906)

Family

James was born on 25 December 1812 at Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk, to parents John Thurger and Mary Curson. He was baptised on 28 December 1812 at Wells Next the Sea.

Census returns identify the following occupations for James.

  • 1841 no occupation stated – at Yarmouth
  • 1851 PM minister
  • 1861 bookseller’s clerk
  • 1871 shoemaker (riveter)
  • 1881 bootmaker
  • 1891 boot & shoe dealer

He married Elizabeth Hannah Dew (1818-1885) on 10 July 1839 at Salthouse, Norfolk. Census returns identify eight children.

  • James Curson (1840-1925) – a grocer & draper (1881)
  • John William (1842-1933) – a grocer & sub-postmaster (1901)              
  • Elizabeth Ann (Betsey) (1844-1915) – married Walter Wallace in 1866; married Samuel Semmens, an agricultural labourer (1891), in 1874
  • George Thomas (abt1847-1871) – a porter (1861)            
  • Emma Selina (1850-1852)
  • Sarah Evangeline (1853-1945) – married Henri Engel, a telegraph instrument maker (1901), in 1888; married George Langston, a roadman, in 1912               
  • Walter Edward (1855-1936) – a licensed hawker (1911)  
  • Alfred Matthew (abt1858-1889)                         

He married Ann Juggins, nee Daniel (1843-1910) on 26 May 1886 at Diss, Norfolk.

James died on 4 July 1906 at Diss, Norfolk.

Circuits

  • 1835 Fakenham
  • 1836 Wangford
  • 1838 Wisbeach
  • 1839 Yarmouth
  • 1841 Brandon
  • 1842 Bury St Edmonds
  • 1843 Peterborough
  • 1845 Hadleigh
  • 1847 Rockland
  • 1849 Soham
  • 1851 Briston
  • 1852 Brandon
  • 1854 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: The surname is variously spelt Thurger, Thurgar, Thurgur or Thurgay

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