Hutchinson, Ann (nee Crowther) (1843-1913)

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

Mrs. Ann Hutchinson was a real Daleswoman. Her parents, John and Peggy Crowther, were Weardale people and were among the earliest converts when Thomas Batty missioned the Dale. Subsequently they removed to Teasdale, and Ann was born at Stable Edge, near Middleton, March 11th, 1848. At the early age of eleven she was converted, and has been a Church member ever since. 

When twenty years of age she was married to Jeremiah Hutchinson. In home and church she gave full proof of her Christian virtues. Her husband was an invalid for twenty-six years, and she nursed him with an unwearied devotion. In the church she was a quiet but earnest, faithful member. In 1899 the family removed to Darlington. The son John is a valuable official in Florence Street Church. 

For several months she suffered from a malignant internal disease, but was ever patient, submissive and trustful. She passed away on September 28th of last year. Before the interment a service was held in Florence Street Church, where an appreciation was given by Mr. D.C. Hibbs. Rev. C. Humble conducted the service.


Ann was born on 11 March 1843 at Stable Edge, Middleton, Co. Durham, to parents John Crowther, a lead miner, and Margaret (Peggy) Milburn. She was baptised on 15 March 1843 at Middleton.

She married Jeremiah Hutchinson (1835-1907), a lead miner (1871), in early 1863 in the Teesdale Registration District, Co. Durham. Census returns identify four children.

  • John (1864-1926) – a rail bending machinist (1911)
  • Margaret Ann (1866-1936) – married John Thomas Gowling, a lead ore washer (1891), in 1888
  • Mary Jane (1871-1951) – married John Sayer in 1926
  • Emma (1874-1951) – married William Burney, a tramway man (1911), in 1898

Ann died on 28 September 1913 at Darlington, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/914

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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