Harry’s brother Jack was born in 1870 to Henry Lamin and his wife Sarah. He was 17 years older than Harry. In 1891, the census tells us that he is an assistant schoolmaster, living in Awsworth. We can only assume that he was teaching at the same village school that he attended as a child.
I have quite a few photographs of Jack as his career progressed, but now, thanks to Frances, know little more of the detail of what happened to him. After some impressive research, Frances said...
On the 1911 census, he was living at 149 Church Street, Kimberworth. He was a lodger in the property, and living alone. His occupation is recorded as “Clerk in Holy Orders, Established Church.”
I consulted Crockford’s Clerical directory for various years, which gave me some more information on Jack’s career.
He went to St Catherine’s College in Oxford, where he got his BA in 1905. He was awarded his MA in 1916. By 1916, St Catherine's wasn't yet a "proper" Oxford College. It was set up to permit less affluent students gain a degree without the great expense of attending the University as a full undergraduate.
He became a deacon 1905, and a priest in 1906. From 1905 until 1911 he was Curate of Kimberworth, Rotherham. In 1906, his address is recorded as 98 Regent Street, Rotherham.
From 1911 – 1912, he was Curate at St Marks, Broomhall, Sheffield.
From 1913 – 1915, he was Vicar of Grimethorpe, Barnsley. His address (unsurprisingly) was the Vicarage.
From 1916 – 1923, he was Curate of St John, Newland, Hull. His address is recorded as 20 Ryde Street, Beverley Road. Hull. There is a reference in the East Yorkshire archives for St John’s dated 8 December 1916 which reads “Licence for assistant curate John Ernest Lamin.”
From 1923 – 1936, he was Vicar of North Dalton, again living at the Vicarage. North Dalton is small village south west of Driffield, in the East Riding of Yorkshire (where, coincidently, some of my ancestors lived).
From 1936 onwards, he was at Newton-on-Ouse, again in Yorkshire, this time north west of York. His address is the Vicarage. In 1938, he became the Officiating Chaplain at the nearby RAF Linton-on-Ouse. From June 1937 until April 1940, the Station was also home to Headquarters No 4 (Bomber) Group, which controlled the bomber stations in Yorkshire.
May 14, 2010
Thank you Frances. Fills many of the gaps. to my efforts. BL
By the 1901 census he was an “elementary schoolmaster” (Not an assistant) living in
By 1917 John had been ordained into the Anglican Church and was was a curate, a novice clergyman, living in Newland, Hull, Yorkshire.
Willie knew "uncle John" quite well and always referred to him in a respectful manner. Jack officiated at Willie, my father’s wedding, in 1941. He died in 1945 aged 75.
I can't really give a better picture of John Ernest Lamin. I have no access to anyone who knew him apart from Willie, and I'm afraid his memory gives us no help.
More information from blog follower Veda.
The remaining piece of information missing from your added comment to the blog is that he was Canon and Prebendary of Husthwaite from 1940.
"Prebendary" means that he was given this honorific title as a senior parish priest. The connection with Husthwaite will have been non-existent, and simply a random title which became vacant and which the cathedral Chapter decided to bestow on Jack. In the medieval period it seems to have been fairly significant, with legal jurisdiction:
Link to guide 1
Link to Guide 2
Although some canons have a specific role in relation to a cathedral which means that they live in cathedral houses and are part of the cathedral's day-to-day life, a canon with a title like Jack's had been given this office pretty much as an honorary distinction in recognition of long and faithful service. He might have been involved in some of the Minster's business as member of a council or committee, and may have been invited to preach very occasionally. As you said of his Oxford degree, well done Awsworth!
Thank you, Veda.
I'm really grateful that Jack kept Harry's letters safe so that they could be handed on to Ethel. Followers of the blog owe much to him and to Kate.
Photographs and images (Click to enlarge)
There are no dates with any of the pictures so the reader can make their own judgement. The only exception is the last photograph, taken at Willie's wedding to my mother, Nancy Satterthwaite, in 1941.
Thanks to readers' efforts and the Church of England's detailed records, we seem to have arrived at a good account of Jack's career.
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