Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1881, No. 20 North Row, Cromer, Norfolk.
• Occupation: Bricklayers Labourer, 1881.
• Census, 1891, West Street, Cromer, Norfolk.
• Occupation: Bricklayer's Labourer, 1891.
• Census, 1911, 61 Mill Lane, Suffield Park, Cromer, Norfolk.
• Occupation: Retired Sailor - Merchant Service, 1911.
John married Sarah Ann KIRBY, daughter of Robert KIRBY and Mary NOCKELLS, on 15 May 1862 in St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, Cromer, Norfolk. (Sarah Ann KIRBY was born on 3 Jun 1838 in Cromer, Norfolk, christened on 1 Jul 1838 in St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, Cromer, Norfolk and died on 25 Jun 1921 in Sidestrand, Norfolk.)