Allinson, Mary Ann (nee Scott) (1853-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by C.P.

In the passing of Mrs. J. Allinson on September 13th, 1914, the Middleton-in-Teesdale Church lost a most devoted member. Born at Wheysike Forest on June 3rd, 1853, she was brought early under the influence of an earnest evangelism, and decided for Christ in childhood. Joining the Forest Society, she remained a loyal member until linked in marriage to Mr. Jacob Allinson, a worthy class leader of the Middleton Society. She found many avenues of Christian service which endeared her to all who knew her. 

Her closing years on earth were weighted with great affliction, yet she endured bravely. A memorial service was held in the Church at Middleton, conducted by Rev. C. Pettler.


Mary was born on 3 June 1853 at Wheysike Forest, Co. Durham, to parents Jacob Scott and Mary Tallentire. She was baptised on 21 August 1853 at Middletoniin-Teesdale.

She married Jacob Allinson (1849-1917), a lead miner, in late 1878 at Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham. Census returns identify four children.

  • Walter Dobson (1879-1946) – a stone mason (1911&1921); bricklayer (1939)
  • Ernest Victor (1882-1961) – a stone quarry labourer (1911); platelayer (1921)
  • Amelia (1887-1971) – married George S Pinkney, a joiner, painter & decorator (1939), in 1924
  • Frank Wilton (1893-1951) – a blacksmith’s apprentice (1911)

Mary died on 13 September 1914 at Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/746

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