Brown, Ellen (nee Hall) (1827-1915)

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

The late Mrs. Brown, of Hull, was born at Grimsby, November 26th, 1827. She was born again in the sixteenth year of her age, and thenceforward consciously realised the favour of God. She taught in the Sabbath school, and ever rejoiced in Christian work and worship, and in her severest trials her trust tranquillised her heart and mind, till on December 25th, 1915, she peacefully passed into the

Homeland. Her precious dust was deposited in the Western Cemetery, Hull, the final religious rites being conducted by Revs. Wm. Swales and Wm. Pigott, D.D. An “In Memoriam” was held in Great Thornton Street Church. 

In intellect Mrs. Brown was alert, in heart she was generous, in disposition she was gracious; she was diligent and looked well to the ways of her household; in purpose she was lofty and in conduct consistent. While Christmas chimes were ringing she passed to glory.


Ellen was born on 26 November 1827 ay Grimsby, Lincolnshire, to parents John Hall, a watchmaker (1841), and Elizabeth Dingley. She was baptised on 25 November 1827 at Grimsby.

She married Moses Brown (1830-1908) on 21 January 1850 at Holy Trinity Church, Hull, Yorkshire. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Moses Edman (1850-1928) – a telegraph clerk (1891)
  • Alfred (b abt1854)
  • Jesse (abt 1856-1928) – a postal telegraph clerk (1911)
  • Kezia (b abt1858) – a milliner (1881)
  • Louisa (b abt1861) – a teacher
  • Lily (1863-1921)
  • Walter Everitt (1866-1934) – a merchant’s clerk (1908)

Ellen died on 25 December 1915 at Hull, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/488

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