Browell, Hannah (nee Humble) (1851-1911)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by E. Campbell

The Walbottle Church in the Lemington-on-Tyne Circuit has sustained a great loss in the death of Hannah Browell. A loyal and consistent member for over 32 years, for thirteen years she was Leader of a society class. Soon after her conversion she was instrumental in bringing her husband to Christ. Thomas Browell. is still a member and official in our Walbottle Church, and a Trustee of the property. Mrs. Browell was a regular attender at all the means of grace. 

A woman of great fervour and devotion, she loved her Church and took a deep interest in all its work. For over thirty years her home was open for all the servants of God, and she was at the call of the whole village in cases of sickness and need. A husband, one son, and four daughters mourn her loss. One son-in-law is Society Steward and another Organist in our Walbottle Church.

She bore her suffering with great patience, and to the last trustingly relied on her Saviour. A great number attended the memorial service in the Chapel.


Hannah was born in the summer of 1850 at Newburn, Northumberland, to parents James Humble, a coal miner (1861), and Amelia Willis.

She married Thomas Redshaw Browell (1848-1948), a coal miner, in late 1868 in the castle Ward Registration district, Northumberland. Census returns identify seven of eight children.

  • Dorothy Ann (1870-1871)
  • Amelia Ann (1871-1947) – married Thomas Fryer Weatherley, a coal miner, in 1893
  • Isabella Lamb (1875-1933) – married John Hogg, a coal miner, in 1902
  • Elizabeth Hannah (1877-1893)
  • Jane Redshaw (1879-1940) – married William Browell, a coal miner, in 1902
  • Margaret (1881-1937) – married Matthew Kirton, a waterman (1911), in 1903
  • Robert (1886-1913) – a coal miner (1911)

Hannah died in the summer of 1911 at Walbottle, Northumberland.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/412

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