Mapson, Sarah Ann (nee Clark) (1837-1912)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by P.T.Y.

The beloved wife of Mr. W. Mapson, of Hungerford, departed this life on October 27th, 1912, aged seventy-seven years. Born at Langham, Essex, at twelve years of age she gave her heart to God and associated with our people. Removing to Cirencester in 1860, she became the wife of Mr. W. Mapson. Removing successively to Tetbury, Wootton Basset and Hungerford, in each of these Circuits Mrs. Mapson was intent on every good word and work, a faithful helpmeet to her husband, a devoted mother to her children, and a loyal Primitive Methodist. Her youngest son is a Presbyterian minister in Minnesota, U.S.A. as and in his success she rejoiced exceedIngly. 

Her remains were laid to rest in the Hungerford Cemetery, Oct. 31st. The service was conducted by the Rev. P. T. Yarker, assisted by Rev. H.A. Roberts (Wesleyan). A memorial service was conducted on November 15th by Mr. H.J. Lawrence, of Ramsbury.


Sarah was born abt1837 at Langham, Essex, to parents William, a gamekeeper, and Mary Ann. She was baptised on 10 September 1837 at Langham.

She married William Mapson (1840-1917), a watchmaker, jeweller & photographer (1911), in the summer of 1860 at Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Census returns identify seven of eight children.

  • Selina (abt1863-1965) – married Richard John Stratton Walker, a carpenter (1911), in 1897
  • Amy Eliza (1865-1948)
  • William Clark (1866-1931) – a jeweller (1911)
  • Emily (abt1868-1873)
  • Stripling Thomas (1869-1949) – emigrated to USA in 1897; a jeweller (1920); changed name to Stuart in USA.
  • Joseph (1873-1953) – emigrated to USA in 1896; a presbyterian minister
  • Ellen (1874-1940) – married Arthur Salt, a coach builder’s manager (1911), in 1896

Sarah died on 27 October 1912 at Hungerford, Berkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/329

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