Pallin, Martha (nee Harriman) (1840-1914)

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

On September 8th, 1914, Mrs. William Pallin, of West Hartlepool, passed away. Her connection with our church in the town covered the entire period of its history. She was one of the original scholars in the Sunday school. Soon she passed into Church membership, and maintained it consistently for sixty-three years.

Her marriage to Mr. William Pallin was an exceedingly happy one; for more than fifty years they joined in home life and Church work. Mr. Pallin has filled almost every office in church and school, and in other spheres Mrs. Pallin was equally active. 

Always kind and gracious; always gentle and helpful, she won the respect of everybody, and will for long be remembered with reverence and affection.


Martha was born in the spring of 1840 at Quorndon, Leicestershire, to parents James Pallin, a quarryman (1851), and Maria Wilson.

She married William Pallin (1838-1922), a blacksmith (1861) and later engine fitter (1871), in the summer of 1861 in the Hartlepool registration District, Co. Durham. Census returns identify three of ten children.

  • Mary (1867-1948) – married Richard Darling, a marine engineering head time-keeper (1911), in 1892
  • Selina (1870-1932) – married Francis William Taylor, a manager in coal merchant’s office (1921), in 1891 
  • William Thomas (1880-1970) – an accountant (1921)

Martha died on 8 September 1914 at West Hartlepool, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/499

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