Wigley, Thomas (1847-1900)

Family

Thomas was born on 31 January 1847 at Ardwick, Manchester, to parents Thomas, a labourer (1847) and provision dealer (1861), and Hannah. He was baptised on 23 May 1847 in the Manchester II PM Circuit by John Oscroft.

He married Mary Moore (abt1847-1926) in the spring of 1875 in the Fylde Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Hannah Beatrice (1876-1942) – married Robert Higgin, a drapery salesman (1911), in 1902
  • Alice Gertrude (1881-1955) – married Richard Hawke Burnard, a salesman in drapery warehouse (1911), in 1906
  • Elsie Mary (1884-1963) – married Joseph Broadbent in 1916
  • Eleanor Constance (1888-1978) – married John E R Edwards in 1917
  • Thomas (1891-1963) – a Congregational minister

Thomas died on 5 September 1900 at Manchester, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • Sunderland
  • 1870 Preston Brook
  • 1871 Liverpool II
  • 1874 Liverpool I
  • 1875 Chester I
  • 1876 Knowlwood
  • 1878 disappears
  • 1879-1900 Ashley Lane, Manchester – Congregational minister

References

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

Surman Index id: 29228

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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