Outhwaite, Ann Elizabeth (nee Gregory, nee Tate) (1853-1911)

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

Mrs. Outhwaite died at Pickering, April 21st. She was a most devoted member of the Church and manifested an ardent love for Primitive Methodism, as befitted one coming of her family. From eight years of age she carried a missionary box and gained a large total sum for that cause.

Her first husband was Rev. J. Gregory, who lost his life twenty-seven years ago by drowning in the River Wye when he was stationed at Monmouth. Mrs. Outhwaite never wearied of telling of her experience in ministerial life. Her cup of sorrow was full, for she lost her second husband also from an accident. He was a station-master near Pickering and was killed on the line. Two daughters are left in the home, both of whom are members and workers in the church. 

A memorial service was conducted in the chapel by Revs. T. Graham and R.W. Nelson, and the remains were interred amid many tokens of respect from a large circle of friends.


Ann was born 1853 at Pickering, Yorkshire, to parents William Tate and Jane Lyon.

She married John Gregory, a PM minister, in the summer of 1876 at Pickering, Yorkshire.  Census returns identify two children.

  • Olinthus Lyon (1879-1934) – a joiner (1908)
  • Mabel Gertrude (1881-1971) – a teacher (1911); married Thomas W Sidgwick in 1914. 

She married Oliver Outhwaite (1841-1897), a station master, in 1894. Census returns identify one child.

  • Jane Lyon (1894-1949) – married George Sidgwick in 1920

Ann died on 21 April 1911 at Pickering, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/658

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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