Nassau, Elizabeth, (nee Humble) (1835-1866)

A transcription of her obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine is attached. The write records that ‘Naturally, Mrs. Nassau was of a very retiring disposition, being at the very utmost remove from everything like showy ostentation. A very strong effort was required on her part before she could occupy any thing like a prominent part in the social or religious circle; she looked upon herself as being amongst the least of the children of her heavenly Father. She did not, however, allow this natural diffidence to interfere (as too many do), with the performance of those duties and obligations devolving upon the disciples of the Master. She fully recognised the Bible revealed fact that, the sphere  of the present Christian life is a vineyard, and that every true hearted disciple is a labourer, a persevering and earnest labourer; and seemed anxious to win the Master’s plaudit, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” ‘


Elizabeth was born in March 1835 at Pickering, Yorkshire, to parents Peter, a tailor (1841), and Margaret.

She married John Nassau (1834-1868) in December 1860 in the Hemlsley Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • John Pool (1862-1896) – a medical student (1881); died in Australia

Elizabeth died on 24 May 1866 at Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866/183

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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