JAMES OLLERHEAD 1804 – 1876

by Annette Edwards

JAMES OLLERHEAD 1804 – 1876

OF KING STREET WREXHAM

DIED NOV 5, 1876 AGED  74 YEARS


James Ollerhead was baptised on 29 April 1804 at Bangor Is-coed, he was the son of Samuel Ollerhead   and Elizabeth, and was their youngest child.

Samuel died in Bosley, Cheshire and was buried in on 24 October 1811 aged 47. Elizabeth also died in Bosley, and she was buried in Bangor Is-coed on 11 June 1833 aged 67.

James moved to Wrexham and started a baker and confectioners’ business on High Street, after he retired he moved to King Street where he remained for the rest of his life. He never married, and his widowed sister Elizabeth Garnett was with him in 1871.

The organ for Brynyffynon Weslyan Chapel that he paid for was built by Messrs. Gray and Davidson, organ builders to Her Majesty and Prince Albert, these were a very famous company.

James died at his home at 23 King Street on 5 November 1876 and was buried on the 10 November.  He was the 11th person to be buried in the Cemetery and is alone in his grave.


His obituary published 11th November 1876 in the Wrexham Advertiser tells a great deal about his life.

11th November 1876


13th October 1855
1859 Advert
8th September 1860

Source: Researched by Annette Edwards. August 2018; Headstone photographs by Graham Lloyd.

Grave no: Wrexham Cemetery G-02020