Eade, Mary Payne (nee Ratcliff) (1835-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.G.D.

At the age of seventy-nine years, Mary Eade, the beloved wife of Mr. A. Eade, J.P., passed to her heavenly home on December 3rd, 1914. A member of our Shoreham Church for about sixty years, she was converted in her girlhood. She joined the church, then meeting in a room, and there helped to form a Sunday school. When a chapel was built in West Street our sister was for some years teacher of the girls’ Bible class. 

Her rich experience in class won the heart of Arthur Eade, with the result of a happy marriage union that lasted for over fifty years. Mrs. Eade was by nature gentle and refined, and the grace of Jesus Christ heightened and beautified her character. Calm, strong, and tender, she was an invaluable helpmate, and a wise, prudent and loving mother. She was a quiet constant and liberal helper of the Church, and an encourager of every good work. Many will miss the help of her generous hand. 

The funeral service in our chapel and at the graveside was conducted by Revs. G. Wood and T.G. Dyke.


Mary was born abt1835 at Shoreham, Sussex, to mother Mary. Her father was a fisherman.

She married Arthur Eade (1844-1921), a grocer & baker (1911), in the summer of 1864 at Shoreham, Sussex. Census returns identify three of eight children.

  • Arthur Frederick W (1867-1953) – a commercial traveller – cocoa (1911)
  • Annie Louise (1872-1931) – married Thomas Mitchell Brooker, a blacksmith, in 1898
  • Alberta Harriett (1874-1956) – married Frank William Denyer, a grocer manager (1911), in 1901

Mary died on 3 December 1914 at Shoreham, Sussex.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/580

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