KINGSLAND, John Paddon

1856 - 1945

John Paddon Kingsland was born at Devizes, Wiltshire on 5 September 1856, younger son of William Kingsland (1827-29 June 1876), a congregational minister at Bradford, and his wife Caroline Eliza née Paddon (13 April 1818-28 November 1911), who married at Truro, Cornwall on 5 May 1853. In 1871, John was a 14-year-old, living at New Road, Bolton, Lancashire with his parents, 43-year-old William and 52-year-old Caroline, with two elder siblings, Mary Ann 17 and William 15, both born at Devizes. John studied Theology at the University of London and married at the Congregational Church, Eccles on 6 September 1887, Helen Priscilla Perkins (1858-8 August 1920), only daughter of Joseph Perkins of Victoria Crescent, Eccles, Helen died at 8 Bath Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk. In 1887 Kingsland left the Lancashire Independent College for the pastorate of the English Congregational Church at Bangor, North Wales living at The Manse, Upper Bangor and where their daughter was born on 29 January 1890. In 1911, a 54-year-old Congregational minister living at The Haven, Devizes with his 52-year-old wife Helen Kingsland, described as an author, and their 11-year-old son John William Kingsland, born at Oundle, Northamptonshire. The author of 'A Man called Jesus' (1902) and John exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from The Waverley Hotel, Felixstowe in 1935, a wood carving 'Dahlias'. In 1939, a retired Congregational minister, living at the Waverley Hotel, Wolsey Gardens, Felixstowe, Suffolk. John Paddon Kingsland died at 'Waynefleet', 12 Quilter Road, Felixstowe on 5 June 1945.