Boyfield, Sophia (1816-1837)

Died, Sep. 2, 1837, at Maxey, in the Peterborough branch of Lynn circuit, Sophia Boyfield, aged twenty-one years.  Her affliction, which was a decline, was heavy and protracted; but she bore it with patience and resignation to her Master’s will, and finished her course in peace.

When a child, divine light shone into her mind; but having no spiritual adviser, she lived without God in the world, until the Lord, in his Providence, placed her among friends who instructed her in the way of righteousness.  She saw herself a sinner, and her convictions issued in a happy conversion.  She was a consistent member of the P. M. society at Maxey upwards of two years; adorned the doctrine of Christ in her life; and evidenced the power of religion to support, strengthen, and comfort the believer amidst fiery temptations from hell, and the excruciating pains of a weak emaciated, and slowly sinking body.  A few hours before her departure, she said, “I am not afraid to die.”  And about three o’clock in the morning of September 2, she was transplanted to a better clime.

Joseph Woolley


Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1838.  Page 156.


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