Benjamin DAWSON

Male 1799 - 1871  (72 years)


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  • Name Benjamin DAWSON 
    Born 17 Jan 1799  Emley Park, Emley, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 28 Feb 1799  Shelley Ind Chapel (The Upper Chapel), Shelley, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1823  [2
    Clothier 
    Residence 1823  Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1827 
    Weaver 
    Occupation 1832 
    Weaver 
    Residence 1832  Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1841 
    Weaver 
    Residence 1841  Top of Town, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1851 
    Town missionary 
    Residence 1851  Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1853  [2
    Home Missionary 
    Occupation 1853 
    Town missionary (see notes) 
    Occupation 1861 
    Town missionary & local preacher 
    Residence 1861  Town End, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871 
    Town missionary 
    Residence 1871  Almshouses, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Sep 1871  Northgate, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sep 1871  Almondbury cemetery, plot 41, section J, family grave, unconsecrated ground Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I247  JUBB proven
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2017 

    Father William DAWSON,   b. Bef 1778,   d. Aft 1811  (Age > 35 years) 
    Mother Sarah -?-,   b. Bef 1778,   d. Aft 1811  (Age > 35 years) 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary HAIGH,   b. Abt 1806, Smithy Place, Honley, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1883, Northgate, Almondbury, Huddersfield FURTHER RESEARCH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1822  All Hallows parish church, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Ann DAWSON,   b. Abt 1823, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Huddersfield reg dist, WRY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     2. stillborn DAWSON,   b. Jan 1826,   d. Jan 1826  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. William Haigh DAWSON,   b. 7 Apr 1827, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1905, 53 Westgate, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Benjamin DAWSON,   b. Abt 1829, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1903, Almondbury Bank, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     5. David DAWSON,   b. Abt 1832, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Huddersfield, WRY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     6. John DAWSON,   b. 25 Jul 1837, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1905, Deanhouse, Almondbury, Huddersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Shelley Ind Upper Chapel
    Shelley Ind Upper Chapel
    DAWSON's 3 graves, Benjamin sen & jnr & Wm Haigh, Almondbury cemetery POSSIBLY
    DAWSON's 3 graves, Benjamin sen & jnr & Wm Haigh, Almondbury cemetery POSSIBLY

    Histories
    DAWSON, Benjamin references in 'History of Methodism in Almondbury', Google books
    DAWSON, Benjamin references in 'History of Methodism in Almondbury', Google books

  • Notes 
    • bapt was in a non-conformist chapel, (Kirkburton parish) not C of E. Chapel was not in local village
      Some siblings baptised here, some at Emley Parish Church

      Listed as 4th child on the PR

      Description of Town Missionary:

      From: Eve McLaughlin
      Subject: Re: [BKM] TOWN MISSIONARY
      Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 00:17:01 +0000
      In-Reply-To: <99.5816b75a.2f426e7b@aol.com>

      In message <99.5816b75a.2f426e7b@aol.com>, Chrysalisanne@aol.com writes
      >Has anyone heard of Town Missionary as occupation? Have discovered this on
      >my grandmother's birth certificate as occupation of her father.
      >
      >What exactly is a Town Missionary? Can anyone help?

      They were sort of lay preachers who went round houses or to charity
      buildings like soup kitchens and tried to bring the poor into the
      church. Most of them were in the big cities where a lot of people had
      fallen away from the church. I known that some lists (just names) of
      town missionaries exist.
      It was pretty wearing work, done with conscience , and some of them
      added helping social reformers locate and assist deserving poor families
      (Charles Booth went round with Town Missionaries when he was doing his
      reports on the state of the London poor). Some got worn out, and I do
      know that there seem to have been s few who retired to a kind of
      sheltered housing in Bucks - somewhere in the south east of the county,
      maybe Penn, or the Chalfonts, from memory.
      >

      --
      Eve McLaughlin

      Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
      Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] PR.

    2. [S12] Ancestry PRs.

    3. [S47] Cemetery records.