Waterland, Richard John (1825-1893)

Family

Richard was born abt1825 at Louth, Lincolnshire, to parents Thomas Waterland, a scrivener (1841), and Sarah Simpson Patrick.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Richard.

  • 1841 printer’s apprentice
  • 1851 independent minister without charge
  • 1861 teacher bookseller & accountant
  • 1871 evangelist
  • 1881 general commission agent
  • 1891 paper agent

He acquired a criminal record for forgery in 1868.

He married Emma Parish (1829-1854) on 3 August 1851 at Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • James Henry (1853-1940) – a head teacher (1911)

He married Harriet Waumsley (abt1839-1917) in late 1857 at Hull, Yorkshire. Census returns identify eight children.

  • Susannah Priscilla (1859-1931) – married Thomas Oakes, a labourer (1911), in 1883
  • Lucy Mary Elizabeth (1861-1930) – married Thomas Croft, a mariner, in 1882
  • Thomas Charles (1864-1938) – a schoolmaster (1911)
  • George William (1870-1922) – time keeper at iron, keg & drum works (1911)
  • Minnie Harriett (1876-1917) – married Fred Marshall, a locomotive fitter (1911), in 1900
  • Alice Maud Esther (1879-1907) – married William H Daniels, a rulleyman (1901), in 1896
  • Mabel Lilian (1883-1961) – married William Hawksworth, a laundry worker (1911), in 1908
  • Bertie (b1890)

Richard died in late 1893 at Hull, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1847 Isle of Man
  • 1848 Bideford
  • 1849 disappears
  • 1849 attends Cotton End Academy, Bedfordshire – Congregational

References

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

Surman Index id: 28664

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: A “rulleyman” was a driver of a flat wagon or cart which was used in the delivery of heavy items/objects such as barrels, quarried stone etc.

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