Pick, Hannah (nee Mayes) (1836-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Danzy Sheen

The pilgrimage of Hannah Mayes began in Thurmaston, in 1836, then “near” Leicester. The quest and discovery of Christ appears to have taken place at Old Humberstone in connection with Wesleyan Methodism. On returning to reside in Thurmaston she attended the Primitive Methodist services and, finding congenial society, became a member. Later on in life, duty called her into Leicester, when, with her husband, Mr. Charles Pick, a stalwart local preacher, she joined first our old church in Vine Street, then Curzon Street, and afterwards the mission in the Highfields district, where Mr. Pick still “holds the fort.”

The services of the sanctuary were to her a joy and treasure. A regular attendant at the work-day evening services, meetings for Communion, and testimony were dear to her.

Having passed three years and ten, and health failing, she felt the end draw near. As she had been zealous in active service, so she was patient in suffering. So she crossed over, and doubtless the “trumpets sounded for her on the other side.”


Hannah was born in 1836 at Thurmaston, Leicestershire, to parents Richard Mayes, a framework knitter (1851), and Ann Berridge. She was baptised on 4 September 1836 at Thurmaston.

She married Charles Pick (1840-1931), a frame smith (1871) and later, a herbalist (1881), in the summer of 1862 in the Leicester Registration District, Leicestershire. Census returns identify five children.

  • Albert Edward Francis (1863-1940) – a shoe manufacturer foreman (1891); an insurance agent (1921)
  • Emma (1865-1890) – a factory hand (1881)
  • Mary (1867-1941) – a hosiery mender (1911)
  • Charlotte Ann (1869-1903) – a hosiery mender (1901)
  • William Arthur (1872-1955) – designer in shoe trade (1921)

Hannah died in the spring of 1914 at Leicester, Leicestershire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/919

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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