10/10/1856, Dearham Cumb. Son of James Penn. and Ann, (formerly Johnstone, formerly Moor). Dec. qtr 1856, Cockermouth, 10 b 435. Have Birth Certificate.
At the 1881 census he was lodging with a Robert Kirkbride, of Outgang, Dearham, Cumberland. His occupation was given as "C Miner L Pre+" (presumably Coal Miner and Local Preacher), aged 24.
Later he became Methodist minister of Gosforth, Cumberland. A clock was presented to him in Gosforth. Inscription: Presented to Mr Mason Penn by friends in Gosforth and other places as a small tribute of his worth as a missionary January 17th 1888. The clock was bought from R Sutton, Jeweller of Whitehaven. (On the dial it says R Sutton, Paris). We do not know what the occasion was though.
Moved to Cheshire and became Insurance agent, and Methodist local preacher. Lived in Queen St, Knutsford, then moved to 10 Stanley Road, Knutsford in 1911 (when the house was built).
Photo in later years.
His son in law Edward Pearson Balshaw used to take him to preach on Sundays, and referred to the car as "The Gospel Chariot".
Photo with his wife Christian in
Christian Agnew Mossop, Sept. qtr 1887 Whitehaven 10b 878a.
Children. James Penn, 1888; William Mossop Penn, 1890; Mayson Penn,1891; Elizabeth Agnew Penn, 1893.
Age 93. Cause of death - Shock following concussion of the brain due to accidentally colliding with a motor cyclist while riding his pedal cycle. 21/10/49 at Weaver Hall Hospital, Northwich. Cremated, Manchester. Have death certificate. Have copy of will.
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