Bimrose, Mary (nee Rogers) (1830-1916)

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

Mrs. Bimrose, of Quarry Hill Church, in the Leeds I. Circuit was called to her eternal rest on Easter Sunday, 1916, at the advanced age of eighty-six years. She was born at Wrexham, in North Wales, her maiden name being Mary Rogers. Her mother was an exemplary Christian, and being surrounded by gracious influences, Mary Rogers was led in very early life to give her heart to God. She was united in marriage to Mr. Thomas Bimrose nearly sixty years ago in Liverpool; and removing to Leeds two years later, they joined the Quarry Hill Church, Mr. Bimrose being for a period the superintendent of the Sunday school. 

She loved the house of God, and was rarely absent from the means of grace. In spite of her great age, she attended the weekly class-meeting up to a week or two before her death. The Sabbath services were always enriched by her presence. On the first Sunday after Easter an impressive memorial service was held at Quarry Hill.


Mary was born on 17 March 1829 at Wrexham, Denbighshire, to parents William Rogers and Elizabeth Davies. She was baptised on 7 April  1829 at Wrexham Wesleyan Methodist Church.

She married Thomas Bimrose (abt1821-1900), a tailor (1861), in the spring of 1857 at Liverpool, Lancashire. Census returns identify six children.

  • Sarah (1858-1951) – married Alfred Northend, a railway steam engine tinder fitter (1891), in 1881
  • Ruth (1860-1926) – a house keeper (1911)
  • Josiah (1862-1918) – house painter (1911)
  • Priscilla (1866-1931) – a tailor’s machinist (1911)
  • Daniel (1867-1944) – a sub-postmaster (1911)
  • John W (1869-1956) – a painter (1911)

Mary died on 23 April 1916 at Leeds, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/218

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