Hughes, Ann (nee Egglishaw, nee Jepson) (1841-1914)

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

Early on the morning of October 7th, after over eight years of suffering, borne patiently and with exemplary fortitude, Mrs. Ann Hughes passed peacefully to her well-earned rest. Amid many tokens of sorrow and loving regard, her earthly remains were laid to rest in Woodhouse Cemetery on October 11th, the interment being preceded by an impressive service in our church conducted by Rev. H. Jones. 

For over sixty years she was a most devoted Christian, and for forty-eight years was associated with our Woodhouse Church. Her home was always open to the preachers of the Word, and many gratefully remember her Christian courtesy and abounding hospitality, and the sweet, gracious atmosphere that made her home one of prayer and holy influence. Earth is poorer for her translation, but heaven is richer thereby. She lives for ever in the presence of the Master she loved and served so well.


Ann was born abt1841 at Selston, Nottinghamshire, to parents John Jepson, a coal miner (1841), and Elizabeth Lymb.

Before her marriage Ann worked as a dress and corset maker (1861).

She married John Egglishaw (abt1820-1882), a coal miner (1871) & year merchant (1881), in the spring of 1862 in the Basford Registration District, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Eliza (b1865) – married William Joseph Taylor in 1885
  • Henry Jepson Egglishaw (1877-1934) – a year merchant (1911)

She married John Hughes (b1847), a yeast merchant (1901), in early 1884 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Ann died on 7 October 1914 at Woodhouse, nr Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/416

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