Surname: BINNS
Given Names: OTTWELL

Gender: Male Male

Birth: 11 February 1872 Rochdale - LAN
Death: 27 November 1935 Penzance, Cornwall

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 11 February 1872 Father21Mother24 Rochdale - LAN

Marriage September 1897 (Age 25) Rosetta Annie Foote - South Stoneham

Universal Identifier FDC57160A339EF46B0C273E54830A39D26D8
Death 27 November 1935 (Age 63) Penzance, Cornwall

Last Change 16 December 2018 - 04:04:28 - by: binnsadmin


1872 Birth registered Mar 1872 Rochdale 8e 40
1873 Mar 2 Manchester Parish Records: Baptism at St James, Wardleworth of Ottwell, born 11 Feb 1872, son of Thomas and Abigail Binns of Fitton Street, wool sorter
1881 Census, son age 9, living at home.
1891 Census at Main Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, Ottwell Binns, unmarried visitor age 19, lay preacher. Widowed head was Susannah Cann, age 59, grocer and baker, born Isle of Wight; also present was her daughter Gertrude age 20, born Oxfordshire
1896 Was pastor at the Congregational Church at Portland, Dorset from 1896 to 1901 according to the Year book of 1905
1901 Census, age 29 at Portland, Dorset, congregational minister
1901 Jul 6 Yorkshire Evening Post: Rev Ottwell Binns, late of the Congregational Church, Portland, who recently joined the Unitarian body was invited to accept the pastorage of the Scarborough Westborough Unitarian Church at a yearly stipend of £175
1901 Nov 4 The Times: In the Unitarian Church Rev Ottwell Binns has gone to Scarborough
1904 Nov 12 Sheffield Daily Telegraph: Rev Ottwell Binns joined the Scarborough Charity Organisation
1908 Mar 18 The Times: Rev Ottwell Binns has become Unitarian Pastor at Ainsworth, Lancs
1911 Census married head at The Parsonage, Ainsworth, Lancs, age 39, Unitarian Minister. House had 7 rooms.
1917 Jun Q: Mrs. Hilda Emily Allan, wife of the Vicar of Cullingworth, died on Friday week after 3 months illness at the age of 35 years. Attending the funeral on Tuesday, in addition to the husband ( the Rev. W.A. Allan), the Rev. Ottwell Binns (brother in law), Mrs Binns (sister), and Mr. Herbert Rawthorne (brother in law)
1918 Aug 30 London Gazette: Lancashire Fusiliers; 4th Vol. Bn. - The Rev. Ottwell Binns to be temp. 2nd Lt.
1924 Jul 11 Arrival in Southampton aboard Olympic from Cerbourg, France, age 52, minister, going to The Parsonage, Lagton Avenue, Mansfield.
1927 Jul 19 Nottingham Evening Post: Rev Ottwell Binns the novelist-minister of Mansfield has been appointed minister of Unity Church, Torquay. He was educated at Western College and then Plymouth. Was seven years in Scarborough in the Unitarian Church. Was 12 years at Ainsworth. His eldest son Mr Bernard O Binns is assistant secretary for finance to the Burmeses Government at Rangoon
1930 Mar 1 Western Morning News: Rev Ottwell Binns, evening preacher at Unitarian Church (Treville Street), Plymouth
1935 Death notice in The Times, age 63
1935 Dec 5 Cornisman: Account of funeral and brief biography. Attenders were Mrs Ottwell Binns (widow); Miss R M M Binns (daughter); Mr and Mrs Max D Binns (son and daughter-in-law); and Miss L Binns, sister
1935 Dec 12 Cornishman: Claims against estate of Ottwell Binns, late of Woodlands, Lelant, Cornwall who died on 27 Nov 1935 at the West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance.
1935 Dec Q Death of Ottwell Binns registered in Penzance age 63
1936 Feb 15 Probate at Bodmin of Ottwell Binns late of Woodlands, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall who died 21 Jan 1936 [sic] at Penzance to; Max Dalman Binns, journalist; and his widow Rosetta Annie Binns. £3163
1936 Feb 27 Cornishman: Ottwell Binns, of Woodlands, Lelant, St. Ives, a Unitarian minister, who wrote a number of novels and short stories under his own name and under the pen-name of "Ben Bolt," left £3,163, with net personalty £2,899. Mr. Binns died at Penzance on Nov. 27, at the age of 63; he was a native of Rochdale. Probate has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Rosetta Annie Binns, of the same address, and his son, Max Dalman Binns, journalist, of St. Piran, Lelant.
2006 Obituaries of Unitarian Ministers by Alan Rushton: BINNS Ottwell. B 1872 at Rochdale. Western College Plymouth. (Cong). Min 1901-1932, from 1927 at Torquay. D 27 November 1935 at Penzance. I: 1935, 567, 581, 606 (wrote nearly 60 novels under the name Ben Bolt). See Profile under William Binns in I: 1969 below .* 1936.

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Marriage: September 1897 -- South Stoneham
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