Penrose, Jane (nee Gibbs) (1846-1919)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.R. Tranmer

Quite suddenly, but with utmost Christian confidence and composure, Mrs. Penrose heard and obeyed the call to the higher service and more glorious delights of the immortal and heavenly life. 

She cherished all good  things from her earliest days, and when quite young “chose the good part which was not taken away.” Mrs. Penrose “grew in grace,” exemplifying the graces of the Christian life and showing forth the loveliness and beauty of the consecrated soul. 

For many years she nobly and faithfully shared with her husband (the late Rev. T. J. Penrose) the joys and responsibilities, the sunshine and shadow of the ministerial calling, and by her devotion and loyalty won the goodwill and affection of the officials and members of the circuits privileged to enjoy her friendship. During the years she was connected with our church at Sale, in the Manchester V. Circuit, she greatly impressed all who had the pleasure of close acquaintance.


Jane was born abt1846 at Portland, Dorset, to parents Henry, a baker, and Caroline.

She married Thomas John Penrose (1842-1894) in late 1868 in the Weymouth Registration District, Dorset. Census returns identify three children.

  • Caroline (b1872) – not identified after 1911              
  • Thomas (b1875) – an electrical engineer (1911); not identified after 1911
  • Jane (1881-1882)        

Jane died on 21 May 1919 at Sale, Cheshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919/735

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