Joynes, Amelia (nee Antliff) (1827-1911)

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

A link with the past has been broken by the death of Mrs. Joynes, who was sister to the late Drs. William and Samuel Antliff. She was born at Caunton eighty-four years ago. Her father was a local preacher and class leader, and it was he who found a home for the Primitive Methodist preachers who first missioned the village. As might be expected, our sister joined our Church in her early teens and remained a member until her death.

Most of her life since marriage has been spent in Newark, eighteen years as a widow, and she has always taken a deep interest in the welfare of the church. In her younger days she sang in the choir and was a teacher in the Sunday School. She was strict in her observance of the Sabbath, very regular in her attendance at God’s House as long as strength permitted. 

Of late years she has been confined to the home, and for several months has been quite helpless, but there was no complaining; a simple trust and a cheerful resignation to the Divine will. When death came it found her quite ready for the change.


Amelia was born in 1827 at Caunton, Nottinghamshire, to parents William, a shoemaker (1841), and Elizabeth. She was baptised on 20 May 1827 at Caunton.

Before her marriage Amelia worked as a dressmaker (1851).

She married Christopher Joynes (1823-1893), a butcher (1861), on 19 May 1853 at St Mary Magdalene, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Amelia died in 1911 at Newark, Nottinghamshire. She was buried on 2 August 1911.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/830

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