Powell, Elizabeth (nee Tudor) (1833-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by I. Ashworth

Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, of Welsh End, was called home on March 23rd, 1913. She was the faithful and beloved wife of the late Thomas Powell, Deed Poll member. 

Born at Butler’s Bank, May 5th, 1833, both her parents were local preachers and their house was opened for preaching before any chapel was erected. Our sister was a notable and valuable character, her distinguishing traits being meekness, quietness and goodness. Unselfish and loving, a faithful, devoted wife and mother, her deep piety has indeed made wonderful and lasting impressions for spiritual good upon her family. Regular and punctual at all divine services, her house was open to all the preachers whether lay or ministerial. By no means sectarian, she deeply loved all who loved her Lord. 

For some time our sister had been in failing health. To her there was no fear in dying; she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. The funeral service on March 25th was conducted by Revs. Isaac Ashworth and T. Tristram, of Edgmond. A memorial service was conducted on Sunday, March 30th, by Rev. J. Ashworth and Mr. John Craddock.


Elizabeth was born on 5 May 1833 at Butler’s Bank, Shawbury, Shropshire, to parents William Tudor, a farmer (1841), and Margaret Higginson. She was baptised on 30 May 1833 in the Prees Green Primitive Methodist Circuit by James Pritchard.

Before her marriage Elizabeth worked as a housemaid (1851).

She married Thomas Powell (1833-1912), a farmer, in the spring of 1857 in the Wem Registration District. Census returns identify four children.

  • Sarah Ann (1858-1899) – married Edward Stevenson, a farmer, in 1878
  • Mary Jane (b1862)
  • Joseph Henry (1868-1915) – a farmer
  • Rachel Lizzie (1971-1934) – married Joseph Craddock, a farmer, in 1899

Elizabeth died on 23 March 1913 at Welsh End, Whixall, Shropshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/579

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