Tonkin, Benjamin (1843-1916)

Family

Benjamin was born in abt1843 at Chacewater, Nr. Truro, Cornwall, to parents James Tonkin, a copper and tin miner (1861), and Eleanor Skewes. Brothers John and William were also PM ministers who migrated to the Congregational ministry.

Before entering the ministry Benjamin was a copper and tin miner (1861).

He married Isabella (1844-1921) in late 1869 in the Rochdale Registration District, Lancashire. Isabella was a daughter of Rev. Thomas Jobling. Census returns identify one child.

  • Thomas Jobling (1870-1943)  – a physician & surgeon (1911)

Benjamin died on 31 May 1916 at Yapton, Sussex.

Circuits

  • 1865 Chippenham
  • 1866 Pillowell
  • 1867 Bagshot
  • 1868 Braintree
  • 1869 Maldon
  • 1870 London II
  • 1872 Peterborough
  • 1874 Dunstable
  • 1875 disappears
  • Paton Congregational College, Nottongham
  • 1877 Ridgewell, Essex – Congregational minister
  • 1891-1910 Yapton, Sussex

References

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

Surman Index id: 27372

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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