Henry Adams

Henry Adams

Male 1836 - 1906  (70 years)

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  • Name Henry Adams 
    Born 3 Mar 1836  Hollins End, Handsworth, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Dec 1906 
    Person ID I1277  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 

    Father James Adams,   b. Abt 1796, Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rebecca Pinch 
    Census 1841  Handsworth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James' job is as Collier. 
    Family ID F497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca,   b. Abt 1838, Walton, Derbs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1904  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Census 1861  Wombwell Main, Wombwell. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry's occupation is Coal Miner. 
    Census 1871  123, Cemetery Rd, Eccleshall Bierlow, Yorks. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry's job is as a Insurance Agent. 
    Census 1881  119 Psalter Lane "West View", Eccleshall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry's job is as a Life Insurance Director. 
    Children 
    +1. William Adams, J.P.,   b. 1857, Darfield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Sorrento, Wake Green Road, Moseley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Elizabeth Adams,   b. 1860, Darfield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Esther Adams,   b. 1861, Darfield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Herbert Adams,   b. Abt 1863
     5. Ada Adams,   b. Abt 1865, Sheffield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ernest Adams,   b. 3 Sep 1866, Sheffield Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Henry Adams,   b. Abt 1874
    +8. Gladstone Adams,   b. 1876,   d. 19 Aug 1917  (Age 41 years)
     9. Gertrude Adams,   b. Abt 1878
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1836 - Hollins End, Handsworth, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Henry's occupation is Coal Miner. - 1861 - Wombwell Main, Wombwell. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Henry's job is as a Insurance Agent. - 1871 - 123, Cemetery Rd, Eccleshall Bierlow, Yorks. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Henry's job is as a Life Insurance Director. - 1881 - 119 Psalter Lane "West View", Eccleshall Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Adams
    Henry Adams
    from the book "Friend in Deed" about the Refuge Assurance Co. Ltd. by Cyril Clegg.

  • Notes 
    • From The Origin and History of the Primitive Methodist Church, Vol 2.

      "Mr. Henry Adams of Sheffield is a pronounced progressive in regard to chapel extension, and his influence and liberality have been a very considerable factor in the development of primitive Methodism in Sheffield and the district. Mr. Adams was born at Hollinsend in '36, and went to Sheffield in '63, some two years after his conversion. In this same year he became an agent for the Refuge Assurance Company, and began what was destined to be one of the most successful careers known to the Assurance world. In this work he discovered and developed his genius for business. For many years now he has been a Director of the Company, for which he was once only an agent. Mr. Adams has been the Steward of Sheffield Fifth since its formation, and for many years he has been recognised as one of the leaders of our Church, in both its District and Connexional Courts, and he was elected Vice-President of the Conferenee of 1883. Mr. Adams has taken a remarkable interest in chapel-building affairs. In Sheffield Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, and in Hoyland Circuit particularly, our places of worship are memorials of his enterprise and liberality. Mr. Adams' private beneficence is well known, his beneficence is not confined to his own Communion, nor does Mr. Adams' Christian life exhaust itself in officialism. He is exemplary in his attendance at the means of grace even on the week-night and he loves an old-fashioned Methodist prayer-meeting. In all his life-work Mr. Adams has had a willing helper in his devoted wife. "
    • From "Friend in Deed" by Cyril Clegg (a book about the Refuge Assurance Co. Ltd.)

      "Henry Adams,who was born at Hollins End near Sheffield,on March 3rd 1836,The youngest of of a large family who,at the age of nine,commenced work in a Yorkshire coal mine.His Family,to improve their circumstances, moved frequently,living at Masborough,Intake and Wombell Main Colliery,near Barnsley.

      Henry Adams had none of the educational advantages enjoyed by the Youth of today,but like so many of the early Refuge Members,he was a devoted Methodist and received his early training at Sunday School.He was a thoughtful man.and working in the mines man under the conditions of those days,the need of the working man to save and protect himself and his family against the misfortunes of accident,disease and death was very apparant to him.

      By the time he left the mines at the age of 27 in 1863 to join forces with James Proctor,he had already begun to form his own little local society in South Yorkshire;and in the years that followed until his death in 1906,he successfully developed the business of the Refuge not only in South Yorkshire,but in the Counties of Derby,Lincoln and Nottingham,While his son William Adams pioneered the business in the Birmingham area."
    • Entry on My Primitive Methodist Ancestors


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