Dunnett, Ann (nee Andrews) (1832-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.H.R.

Mrs. Dunnett, of Watton, Norfolk, was the widow of the late Mr. D. Dunnett, Deed Poll member, who died fifteen years ago. Eighty-two years old when she died, on August 12th, our sister’s name stood first on the roll. For over sixty years she had been a faithful and devoted member, delighting in being busy for the cause she loved. She has exercised a remarkable influence for good over the the young people under her care during a long business career; the little children loved her. Her own children call her blessed. 

She delighted in the services of the sanctuary. Hers was a brave spirit, ever seeing the bright side of things, and inspiring others with her hopeful courage. Prayer, she believed, was a real means of obtaining the Divine blessing. Faith in the supremacy of the Divine will was the foundation of her optimism; the thought of the future brought no fear. 

Rev. J.T. Smith conducted the funeral service on August 15th, and on the following Sunday evening Rev. J.H. Rose (son-in-law) conducted a memorial service.


Ann was born in 1832 at Shropham, Norfolk, to parents John Andrews, a farmer, and Priscilla Tolley. She was baptised on 10 June 1832 at Norwich, Norfolk.

She married Daniel Dunnett (1825-1899), a grocer & draper (1871), in the spring of 1854 in the Wayland Registration District, Norfolk. Census returns identify nine of twelve children.

  • Herbert John (1856-1924) – an insurance broker’s representative (1911)
  • Charlotte Julia (1859-1942) – married Richard Waddington, a grocer & draper (1911), in 1883
  • Edith Sarah (1860-1892) – a draper’s assistant (1881); emigrated to Australia in 1890; married Thomas John Massingham in 1891 in N.S.W., Australia
  • Ernest Jabez (1866-1964) – postmaster & pork butcher (1911)
  • Burton Samuel (1867-1937) – travelled to Australia in 1887 and returned before 1894; grocer & grocer (1901)
  • Lucy Florence (1869-1949) – married James Henry Rose, a PM minister, in 1897
  • Annie Lilian (1871-1872)
  • Arthur Frank (1872-1938) – a draper’s assistant (1901); based in Jamaica from 1907 although died in London
  • Clara Priscilla (1873-1957) – a school teacher (1901); music teacher (1911)

Ann died on 12 August 1914 at Watton, Norfolk.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/161

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • Hans,

    If you follow the link I have added to Rev. J.H. Rose, you will see that Lucy had two children. I am not able to provide any details about any grandchildren from my online sources.

    By Geoff Dickinson (14/08/2023)
  • Good morning ,
    I am Hans de Jong from The Netherlands , and I wonder if you can help me… I am the owner of an old clock with a lable with a ; presented to Miss Lucie F. Dunnett by the Watton Primitive Methodist Church , at the occasion of her marriage in 1897 – she was an organist. Do you have any more information about any relatives?

    By Hans de Jong (14/08/2023)

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