Chadwick, Charlotte (1821-1915)

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

Miss Charlotte Chadwick was born at Tattenhall, in the Whitchurch Circuit, on December 26th, 1821. In her native village she spent her life, and died there on August 1st, 1915, in her ninety-fourth year. She joined our society in Tattenhall when a girl in her teens, and throughout her life was passionately attached to Primitive Methodism.

For years she was an ardent missionary collector, walking many miles to distant farms and cottages to obtain donations. When over eighty she went about collecting for the reduction of debt on the village chapel. Happily she lived to see that debt entirely removed.

She had interesting memories of many of the pioneers of our Church, had heard the venerable Hugh Bourne, and knew intimately the famous woman preacher, Miss Buck. Early morning prayer meetings and camp meetings, to which she walked long distances, were among the treasured recollections of her declining years. 

When a very young girl she became a total abstainer, and remained resolute in her teetotalism to the end. She greatly loved children; was a woman of affectionate nature, but of indomitable purpose. Her mother-wit and humour made her old age singularly attractive. She has left a memory fair and fragrant.

Family

Charlotte was born on 26 December 1821 at Tattenhall, Cheshire, to parents Thomas Chadwick and Elizabeth Jones. She was baptised on 27 February 1823 at Tattenhall.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Charlotte.

  • 1841 farm servant
  • 1851 housekeeper & stay maker
  • 1861 stay maker
  • 1891 stay maker
  • 1901 retired stay maker
  • 1911 old age pensioner

Charlotte died on 1 August 1915 at Tattenhall, Cheshire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/411

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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