1-15 of 15 results  for:

  • Wesleyan Methodist x
  • Religion and belief x
  • Sex: Female x
Clear all

Article

Ball, Hannah (1734–1792), follower of Wesleyan Methodism and diarist, was born on 13 March 1734, probably in Buckinghamshire. Nothing is known of her family other than that she was one of a family of twelve children and that her mother died in 1779, aged seventy-nine. At the age of nine she went to live with an uncle in ...

Article

Bembridge [née Kirkland; other married name Harrison], Sarah (c. 1794–1880), Primitive Methodist travelling preacher, was born at Mercaston, Derbyshire, the daughter of Rowland Kirkland (d. 1813). The family were Wesleyan Methodists of farming stock, and preaching services were held for a number of years in their home. ...

Article

Booth [née Mumford], Catherine (1829–1890), evangelist and writer, was born on 17 January 1829 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, the fourth of five children. Only she and her younger brother, John, survived. Her father, John Mumford (1804–1879), was a coach builder and wheelwright, and for some years a Wesleyan Methodist lay preacher. Her mother, ...

Image

Catherine Booth (1829–1890) by unknown photographer The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

Article

Bultitude, Elizabeth (1809–1890), Primitive Methodist preacher, was born on 12 August 1809 at Hardwick, Norfolk, into a large and very poor family. She had no formal education. Her parents attended the nearby Wesleyan Methodist chapel, taking their children with them. When Elizabeth was thirteen her father died; the family was forced to search for work and so moved to ...

Article

Carr, Ann (1783–1841), Female Revivalist Society preacher, was born into humble circumstances at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, on 4 March 1783, the youngest of the twelve children of Thomas and Rebecca Carr. Ann's mother died when she was five, and an aunt came to be housekeeper to the family. When ...

Article

Crosby, Sarah (1729–1804), Methodist preacher, was born on 7 November 1729, probably near Leeds. Little is known of her early life other than the details revealed in the biographical account and diary extracts that were published in the Methodist Magazine in 1806. She attended ...

Article

Dunnell, Mary (fl. 1807–1813), evangelist, was noteworthy as the first female preacher of the camp meeting community, before the establishment of Primitive Methodism. Nothing is known of her background, and she first came to notice in 1807. She had intended to attend the ...

Article

Farrar, Dorothy Hincksman (1899–1987), Methodist deaconess and preacher, was born on 18 April 1899 at 9 Heath Avenue, Halifax, the elder daughter of Joseph Farrar (1848–1932), textile machinery manufacturer, and his wife, Louisa Frances (1870–1942), daughter of William Henry Hincksman, cotton spinner, of ...

Article

Freeman [née Mason], Ann (1797–1826), Methodist Bible Christian preacher, was born on 24 June 1797 in Northlew, Devon, the fourth of thirteen children of William and Grace Mason, a Devonshire farming family. At fifteen she was apprenticed as a dressmaker, before the family moved to a farm at ...

Article

Lutton, Anne (1791–1881), Wesleyan Methodist preacher, was born on 16 December 1791 in Moira, co. Down, the youngest of the eleven surviving children of Ralph Lutton (1751–1828), classical scholar and linguist, and Anne Lutton (1751–1816), his wife and cousin. Anne had no regular systematic education, though she could read and write from an early age. She was taught arithmetic and needlework at home, and at seventeen attended a Moravian school for instruction in satin stitch and embroidery, English grammar, and geography. At twenty-two she embarked on the study of Latin and Greek, and went on to master several European languages as well as Hebrew, Samaritan, Syriac, Arabic, and Persian. ...

Article

Porteous [née Thompson], Mary (1783–1861), Primitive Methodist itinerant preacher, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, youngest child of John Thompson, joiner and cabinet-maker, a strict Presbyterian. After his death, when Mary was very young, his large family were impoverished. Having left school at seven, she taught herself to read and write, and worked in a factory from the age of eleven; becoming ill, she worked at home spinning yarn, often reading as she laboured. When her mother died on 31 December 1801 a Presbyterian neighbour took her in. She met ...

Article

Taft [née Barritt], Mary (1772–1851), Wesleyan Methodist preacher, was born of farming stock at Hay, Colne, Lancashire, on 12 August 1772, the daughter of John Barritt, a non-believer, and his wife, Mary, a Methodist. She had one sister and five brothers, one of whom, ...

Article

Thorne [née O'Bryan], Mary (1807–1883), Methodist Bible Christian preacher, was born on 3 April 1807 at Gunwen, Luxulyan, Cornwall, daughter of William O'Bryan (1778–1868), founder in 1815 of the Bible Christian Connexion, and his wife, Catherine (née Cowlin). Mary and her two brothers and five sisters were brought up in a Wesleyan Methodist household until 1815, when they became Bible Christians. She received a good private education, first at home, then as a day scholar before being sent to a boarding-school in ...

Article

Tooth, Mary (1778–1843), Methodist preacher, was born on 30 May 1778 in St Mary's Row, Moseley, Worcestershire. She was one of nine children, but only Mary and her two sisters, Rosamund and Elizabeth, survived into adulthood. Her parents, about whom little is known except her mother's maiden name (...