Hockenhull, Elizabeth Mary (nee Dakin) (1846-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by A.J.S.

Mrs. William Hockenhull, of Broadlands, Nantwich and Burland Circuit, peacefully closed her eyes in death on Sunday morning, April 16th, 1916. Her parents were farmers, and formerly occupied Westwood Hall, near Leek. When she came with her parents to reside at Baddington she made the acquaintance of Mr. W. Hockenhull, whom she eventually married. 

Life on a large farm makes exacting demands, and Mrs. Hockenhull for many years lived strenuously, knowing little leisure. After forty years they retired, their children being comfortably settled. She was an excellent wife, a real help to her husband.

She was buried amid many tokens of respect, the ministers present being Revs. A. Jackson Smith, H. Smith, W. Wright, Geo. Lee, and F. Cunningham (Wesleyan Superintendent). Farewell, till we meet in the home of God. 


Elizabeth was born in the spring of 1846 at Dove House, Wybunbury, Cheshire, to parents John Dakin, a farmer of 236 acres (1851) and Sarah Nixon.

She married William Hockenhull (1845-1936) in late 1869 in the Nantwich Registration District, Cheshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • Florence Elizabeth (1872-1954) – married Jesse Leonard Whiston, a farmer, in 1899
  • Emma (abt1874-1961) – married John Thomas, a commercial traveller, in 1902
  • Ada (abt1877-1951) – married Eli Joseph Henry Weston in 1912

Elizabeth died on 16 April 1916 at Nantwich, Cheshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/858

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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