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Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« on: Friday 25 November 16 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Jonah Peaceful

Iíve been told that this is a photograph of Jonah Peaceful, born 1845 (Registered in Lilleshall, Shropshire), died  11 May 1908 (Registered Newport, Shropshire).

Census records show him as a Coal Miner.

To me this doesnít seem to ring true. This doesnít look like the photograph of a coal miner. And I canít understand why it was taken in Reading. Not only from a geographical point of view but looking at the pedigree of the photographic studio Iím sure their services didnít come cheap.

As far as dates are concerned I donít know when this photographic studio was in operation. It may be that this contradicts information Iíve been given.

Has anybody got any thoughts on this?

Many thanks.

CJ.

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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 November 16 19:07 GMT (UK) »
My first thought on looking at the photo was that this man was a preacher.

Jonah the coal blaster had a wife Salome, and children with biblical names, a coal miner could also be a part time preacher.


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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 25 November 16 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Interestingly, jabez peaceful,  born Shropshire 1844,  possibly a relative, is in Berkshire in 1891, described as county town missionary.

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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 November 16 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Mazi.

Jonah's wife was Salome Howells.

He had a brother Jabez, born 1843 (it may have been 1844) registered in Donnington, Shropshire and he died in 1904 (registered in Wokingham, Berkshire - which might fit in with your information). I don't have any information about Jabez so your description of "county town missionary" is new to me.

By all accounts they were a very religious family but I just can't see a miner in that photograph. I thinks it's the beard that's throwing me. I agree that it does make you think of a preacher but I can't imagine that at the coal face.  I'm beginning to wonder if it's a photograph of Jabez and not Jonah.

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CJ

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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 26 November 16 11:34 GMT (UK) »
I've been trying to locate Jabez on the 1881 Census but I can't find anywhere on FindMyPast.

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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 26 November 16 17:10 GMT (UK) »
My hunch that this is a photo of Jabez is getting stronger.

A Jabez Peaceful married Sarah Ann Strong in the Newport, Shropshire district in 1870. On the 1871 Census they appear in Widnes, Lancashire and his occupation is shown as Scripture Reader.

On the 1891 Census they are in Berkshire and he is shown as "Missionary County Town".

Can anyone confirm that the Jabez Peaceful who married Sarah Strong in 1870 is the brother of Jonah Peaceful? His father was James Peaceful and his mother was Ann Hodson (although his father had a second marriage in 1858, to Mary Rigby).

Many thanks.

CJ

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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 26 November 16 18:01 GMT (UK) »
The 1861 census on Familysearch has James and Mary in lilleshall with

Jonah son
Jabar. Son
Louise dau.

I would think that Jabar is Jabez, but a birth registration eludes me.

I would not expect to see a christening  :) :)

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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 26 November 16 18:53 GMT (UK) »
The birth of Jabez Peaceful, mother's maiden name Hodson, was registered in Newport, Shropshire in Jun qtr 1843.

Per GRO Online.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Jonah Peaceful. 1845-1908.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 26 November 16 19:02 GMT (UK) »
Looks like they were brothers

PEACEFULL, JONAH  Mother's maiden name  HODSON     
GRO Reference: 1845  J Quarter in NEWPORT, SALOP & STAFFORDSHIRE  Volume 18  Page 125
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)