Wilson, Jesse (1858-1945)

Family

Jesse was born on 9 September 1858 at Leeds, Yorkshire, to parents Jabez Wilson, a coal miner (1861), and Mary Musgrave. He was baptised on 22 December 1861 at St Peter, Leeds.

The 1939 Register describes Jesse as a retired minister.

He married Mary Elizabeth Barber (1856-1922) in the summer of 1884 at Leeds, Yorkshire Census returns identify five children.

  • Jesse Ernest (1886-1927) – a journalist (1911)
  • Lily Gertrude (b1888)
  • Evelyn Mabel (1889-1892)
  • Horace Victor (1891-1892)
  • Gwendoline Olive (1893-1942) – married John Watts, a general labourer (1939), in 1924

Jesse died in early 1945 at Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Circuits

  • 1880 St Austell
  • 1882 St Blazey
  • 1883 Swansea
  • 1884 Monmouth
  • 1885 Brynmawr
  • 1889 Hereford
  • 1890 Pontypool
  • 1894 Cardiff II
  • 1897 Chesterfield II
  • 1902 Mexborough
  • 1906 Berkhamstead
  • 1908 Leytonstone
  • 1909 Dent
  • 1911 supernum
  • 1912 Swaffham
  • 1916 Horncastle
  • 1918 ceased

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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