Newman, Ann (nee Robson) (1842-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by G.F.F.

Mrs. Newman passed away January 30th, 1913. For some years her health had been perceptibly failing. It was therefore no surprise, though a deep and widespread sorrow, that was felt when the end came; and that end was peace. Her connection with the Church extended over sixty years. She gave herself with absolute unreserve to the furtherance of its interests. Year after year she laboured with unstinted and unflagging devotion, only ceasing when labour was no longer possible. 

Nor were her labours confined to the Church. Many outside the Church were the recipients of her kindly and generous ministrations in times of sickness and of need. Her happy home was pervaded with the odour of sanctity, and, with one exception, all her children are identified with us in Church fellowship. A true wife and mother and friend, she is held, and will be long held, in affectionate remembrance.


Ann was born in 1842 at Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham, to parents Gilbert Robson, a coal weigher (1851), and Jane Dawson. She was baptised on 24 April 1842 at Witton Gilbert.

She married John Newman (abt1841-1913) on 9 December 1866 at Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham. Census returns identify six of eight children.

  • Joseph (1871-1956) – a coal miner stonework underground (1911)
  • Gilbert (1873-1960) – a coal miner (hewer) (1911)
  • John (1876-1944) – a colliery clerk (1911)
  • Ann (1878-1972) – married William Waugh, deputy overman (1911), in 1902
  • Frances (1881-1968) – married Nicholas Waugh, a hardware & furniture salesman (1911), in 1907
  • Sarah (1884-1976) – a certified assistant school teacher (1911)

Ann died on 30 January 1913 at Page Bank, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/240

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