Lumley, Caroline (nee Carpenter, nee Masterman) (1822-1902)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

MRS. LUMLEY, of Kirbymoorside, in the Pickering Circuit, entered into rest on May 23rd, 1902. For a long time she had been a great sufferer. It was always felt by herself and friends that the end might come at any moment, and it was not a surprise when it actually came.

Her connection with the church extended over a period of 66 years, having become a member when only 14 years of age. For more than half a century her home may be said to have been an open house for both ministers and laymen, of whom she always spoke with peculiar reverence as “God‘s servants.” No kinder hostess ever breathed.

A very large number of friends attended her funeral, many coming considerable distances. In addition to the Circuit ministers, the Revs. J. Bennett, I. Potts, and W. Skelson officiated. It was not with a hopeless sorrow that we bade farewell to all of her that was mortal. For she is not dead. To her the final change was but a passing to where there is no more pain.


Family and other information

Caroline was born abt 1822 at Easingwold, Yorkshire. Her father was John Masterman.

The 1841 census identifies her as a farm servant. She married James Carpenter on 29 November 1945 at Kirkdale, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • John (1848-1937) – a chemist

In 1851, Caroline, a widow, is working as a housekeeper for William Thompson Lumley (1817-1897), a chemist, stationer and printer. She married William on 4 December 1856 at Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Elizabeth Ann (abt1858-1925) – married Thomas Spink, a joiner, in 1903


Christian Messenger 1903/154

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