Co-churchwarden of St Jude's in 1871. He was born in 1805 in Scotland.
On 10 June 1847 he married Ann Reader (1823-1897) in St Peter and St Paul Church, East Milton Road, Milton-Next-Gravesend, Kent, the daughter of Thomas William Reader.
In the 1851 census he was shown as an agent - West African trade, living in London Road, Bexley Heath, Bexley, Kent (now Greater London), with his wife.
He was described as a commissary agent - African produce in the 1861 census, residing at 7 South Grove West, Highbury, Islington, Middlesex (now Greater London), with his wife, two sisters-in-law: Jane Reader (1834-1900) and Maria Sophia Reader (1836-1921), a niece called Annie E. D. Reader aged 8 years and a nephew Called William Reader aged 3 years, together with a female general servant.
Electoral registers in 1873 show him listed at 4 South Grove West, Highbury, but in 1877 & 1878 they show him listed at 32 Mildmay Grove, Highbury, Islington. However the 1878 edition of the Post Office London Directory gives his address as 125 Mildmay Road, Stoke Newington, Middlesex.
In the 1881 census he was shown as aged 75 years and as a churchwarden of St Jude's Church, living at 119 Mildmay Road, Highbury, Islington, with his wife, a 21-year-old niece called Jane M. Reader, two female boarders and a female domestic servant.
He was still residing at 119 Mildmay Road, when the 1891 census was undertaken showing him as living on own means, together with his sister, a 57-year-old sister-in-law called Jenny Reader and four female boarders.
He died, aged 93 years, on 23 February 1898, his death being registered in the 1st quarter of 1898 in the Islington registration district. Probate records confirm that his address had been 5 Colne House, Offord Road, Islington and that when probate was granted on 11 March 1898 jointly to Samuel Denton, a engine-packing-maker and George Read Davy, a gentleman, his effects totalled £493-10s-0d.
Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.