Wileman, John (1842-1908)

Family

William was born in the summer of 1842 at Long Clawson, Leicestershire, to parents Joseph Wileman, a master tailor (1851), and Frances Charles.

Before entering the ministry John was an apprentice watchmaker (1861). The family emigrated to Australia between 1882 and 1889.

He married Anne Coxon (1839-1877) on 21 August 1866 at St Chad, Longford, Derbyshire. Birth records identify four children.

  • Charles Coxon (1868-1889) – a chemist’s apprentice (1881); died in Queensland, Australia  
  • Thomas Albert (b1870)
  • John George (1871-1911) – a labourer (1909), died in Queensland, Australia
  • Mary Elizabeth (1874-1874)

He married Emma Maria Anderson (1844-1900) on 12 December 1877 at St George, Bloomsbury, London. Census returns and birth records identify three children.

  • Edith A (b1879) – married Frederick Barber in 1901     
  • Arthur Goodson (1880-1925) – died in Sydney, Australia      
  • Edward Anderson (1882-1882)

John died in 1908 in New south Wales, Australia.

Circuits

  • 1862 Sleaford
  • 1863 Boston
  • 1864 Winster
  • 1865 Mansfield
  • 1867 Church Gresley
  • 1869 Derby 
  • 1871 Leicester I
  • 1873 Earring
  • 1874 Cardiff
  • 1875 Pembroke Dock
  • 1877 Greenock
  • 1878 disappears
  • 1879 Eccleshall, Staffordshire – Congregational minister
  • 1881 Portscatho, Cornwall

References

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

Surman Index id: 30653

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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