Brown, Isaac (1846-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by A.J. Bull

“A brother beloved” was Isaac Brown. Born near Haltwhistle in a Primitive Methodist home, he was converted in Penrith Circuit, when about twenty-one years of age, and for some years was connected with Skelton Society. He was a local preacher for nearly fifty years. On removing to Hill Farm, Little Broughton, Cockermouth Circuit nearly twenty-five years ago, he threw himself heart and soul into the work of the Church and Circuit. 

At the time of his death he was local preacher, society steward, class-leader, and trust treasurer. “God’s finger touched him and he slept” on December 11th, 1916, at the age of sixty-nine years. The interment took place in the presence of an exceptionally large congregation. The Rev. A.J. Bull officiated at the Chapel and Churchyard, ands Rev. J.E.L. Logan, M.A. (Baptist), also took part. Mr. J. Tinnion (Workington) represented the District Committee. The Sunday evening after an impressive and largely-attended Memorial Service was conducted by the Rev. A.J. Bull.


Isaac was born on 30 December 1846 at Haltwhistle, Northumberland, to parents Isaac Brown, a farmer of 43 acres (1851), and Margaret Waugh. He was baptised on 12 January 1847 at Haltwhistle Presbyterian Chapel.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Isaac.

  • 1861 no occupation
  • 1871 porter
  • 1881 farmer 300 acres
  • 1891 butcher
  • 1901 farmer & butcher
  • 1911 farmer

He married Eleanor Ann Bird (1846-1890) in the summer of 1884 in the Penrith Registration District, Cumberland.

He married Ann Lawson (1859-1934) in late 1893 at Cockermouth, Cumberland.

Isaac died on 11 December 1916 at Little Broughton, Cumberland.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/441

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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