Paxton, Mary Ann (nee Sadler) (1828-1900)

Transcription of Obituary In the Primitive Methodist Magazine by G.C. Crickmay

It is with deep regret we record the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Paxton, of Brentford, (Hounslow Circuit), which took place on January 7th, 1900. She was born on September 2nd, 1828, at Stebbing, in Essex, but came to reside with her parents in London a few years later. In early life she joined the Congregational Church, of which her father was a deacon, and frequently enjoyed the privilege of sitting under the ministry of the Rev. J. Sherman. In 1860 she married Mr. Ralph Paxton, a most loyal member and official of our Church at Brentford, and subsequently she united herself with our society. For upwards of 30 years she was a most consistent member, an earnest cheerful worker and a liberal supporter of the funds of our Church. She found great pleasure in reading our Connexional literature, being a subscriber for the magazines for many years. She cherished a most kindly regard for all ministers, and nothing gave her greater pleasure than to entertain them. Though her health had been indifferent for some time the end came somewhat suddenly. She took to her bed on Friday, January 5th, with an attack of bronchitis, which gradually developed serious symptoms, and on Sunday, January 7th, she calmly and peacefully passed away to her reward. She was laid to rest in the Ealing Road Cemetery on Friday, January 12th, in the presence of a large number of friends and sympathisers. Several floral tributes were sent by the Church Sunday School and other friends. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. G. C. Crickmay (Circuit Minister).
Rest Spirit free!
In the green pastures of the heavenly fold,
Where sin and sorrow can approach no more‘,
With all the flock by the Good Shepherd fed
Beside the streams of life eternal led
Forever With thy God and Saviour blast,
Rest sweetly rest.


Mary was baptised on 29January 1829 at Mill Lane Congregational Chapel, Stebbing. Her parents were Thomas and Mary Ann.

She married Ralph Paxton (1836-1911) in early 1860 in the Poplar Registration District, London. Ralph worked as a barge builder. Census returns identify two children.

  • Emily (1860-1935) – a dressmaker (1881); married Joseph Hyde in 1882
  • Mary Ann (1861-1945)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1902/233

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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