Chamberlain, Ann (nee Richardson) (1832-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by John Bradbury

In the passing of Mrs. Ann Chamberlain, of the Blackpool Circuit, there has gone from us a noble woman, a real saint. To the time of her marriage, in 1856, she had been connected with the Anglican Church. Both she and her husband joined, in their early marriage days, in membership with our Church. Through more than a jubilee of years they proved members that could always be depended upon. In our Curzon Street Church, Leicester, their memories are gratefully cherished. 

Eleven years ago Mrs. Chamberlain came to live at Blackpool. Few who knew her will ever forget her great motherly heart, her real love for our Church, the generosity of her religion, or her sweet simplicity of soul. When she left us on December 4th last she was in her eighty-fourth year. She wore the white robe of a cleansed life.


Ann was born abt1832 at Quorndon (Quorn), Leicestershire, to parents Thomas Richardson, a butcher, and Ann Parkinson.

Before her marriage, Ann  worked as a domestic servant (1851).

She married Edward Chamberlain (1824-1882), a confectioner (1871), on 17 October 1859 at Quorn, Leicestershire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Eleanor Ann (1866-1946) – married John Ramsden, a sugar boiler (1911), in 1887

Ann died on 4 December 1915 at Blackpool, Lancashire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/247

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