Chadwick, Martha (nee Stott) (1833-1911)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J. Bastow Wilson
Mrs. Samuel Chadwick, who passed away Feb. 24th, 1911, aged seventy-seven, was born at Heywood, near Manchester, and was one of the first scholars of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Her husband, Mr. Samuel Chadwick, was a very popular Local Preacher for nearly fifty years.
During that long period she heartily sympathised with her husband’s religious activities, and kept an open house for preachers. For a number of years she was unable to get to the means of grace, but the ministers always found that her interest in whatever concerned the Church never slackened.
After five weeks illness she passed peacefully away, and was interred at Baum on February 28th, 1911, Rev. W. Huffington officiating.
Martha was born in 1833 at Heywood, Lancashire, to parents John, a spinner, and Jane. She was baptised on 26 May 1833 at St. Luke, Heywood.
She married Samuel Chadwick (1832-1898), a printer & compositor, in late 1853 in the Bury Registration District, Lancashire. Census returns identify two children.
- Mary Jane (b1855)
- John William (1861-1929) – a solicitor’s clerk (1881); assistant town clerk (1911)
Martha died on 28 February 1911 at Barrow in Furness, Lancashire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/163
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