My Gt Gt Grandmother Annie Tolson (nee Gibson)1830-1890

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a synopsis of the life of Primitive Methodist preacher

By Sandra Heppenstall

Annie, the drunkard's daughter, this was how my Gt Gt Grandmother described herself in the title of her autobiography,published in 1867.Her father,Joseph Gibson,was a preacher in the Leeds Yorkshire area,but according to Annie,was often offered a drink after his sermon, and soon became a "drunkard" who was thrown off the plan.
Annie tells how she was thrown  out in the rain during one of his drunken rages,and had to go stay with her married sister.There is no wonder she favoured the Temperence movement and used to go preach outside Public Houses against the "evil of drink".

This page was added by Sandra Heppenstall on 27/02/2014.
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East Ardsley Primitive Methodist Chapel,6 Hill Top,is now a private house but was built in 1869 by Annie Tolson,my Gt Gt Grandmother (Chapel shown in 2nd photograph,above the one of Filey,North Yorkshire)

By Sandra Heppenstall
On 11/09/2017

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