Bateman, Margaret (nee Corlett) (1832-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by W. Dinning

Mrs. Margaret Bateman entered into rest on November 11th, 1916, in the eighty-fifth year of her age. The Bateman family is well known and highly esteemed in Laxey. Mr. Bateman, who died in 1911, was a trustee of Minorca, and for many years led the service of praise. Both he and his beloved wife were earnest workers in what we may call the great days of Primitive Methodism in Laxey.

Mrs. Bateman was one of those who never lost her love for the old order, her devotion, to the class-meeting is remembered and spoken of still. To her to attend class was a sacred obligation and a holy joy. But during the last eleven years of her life she was a confirmed invalid, and for the last six years she was never out of her bedroom. Her sufferings were of a painful kind, but she never allowed them to rob her of her cheerful spirit. 


Margaret was born in 1832 at Lezayre, Isle of Man, to parents William Corlett, a farmer, and Jane Archibald.

She married William Kermode Bateman (1828-1912), a lead miner,  on 17 May 1856 at Lezayre, Isle of Man. Census returns identify seven of eight children.

  • Ann Jane (1857-1943)
  • Isabella Elizabeth (1859-1915) – married Thomas Edward Kelly, a book-keeper for gas company (1901), in 1883
  • John Henry (1861-1939) – a lead mine manager (1911
  • Margaret Emily (1863-1939) – married Alfred Helling Kelly, a book-keeper for a coach builder (1911), in 1887
  • Eliza (1865-1909) – a domestic servant (1881 & 1891)
  • Jemima (1870-1959) – married Thomas Roberts, a salesman (1901), in 1898
  • Robina (1874-1941) – a shop assistant confectioner (1901)

Margaret died on 11 November 1916 at Laxey, Isle of Man


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/516

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Records indicate that William Bateman died in 1912, not 1911 as stated in the obituary.

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