Richardson, Hannah (nee Lowes) (1835-1913)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by C. Humble

Mrs. Richardson, of Darlington, passed away on July 30th. She and her late husband were natives of Middleton-in-Teesdale, and together they were converted in 1856. From then until the day of her death she was a member of our Church. Her religious life was very pronounced and fervent. Her faith was firm and strong, but in later life it was tested by some sore trials and sorrows. Probably no Christian ever rose to a finer state of faith and trust in God than she did, when the sad news of the sudden death of a son in a foreign land was given to her. 

There were two women who were very intimate companions, and when they were seen together people would say,  “There go two real saints.” Mrs. Richardson was one of the two. She has been taken and the other is left.

Mrs. Richardson attained to the ripe age of seventy-eight. The family have lost a truly great and godly mother. She lives with God, and memories of her are sweet and precious.

Family

Hannah was born abt1835 at Middleton in Teesdale, Co Durham. I have not been able to identify her parents unambiguously in online records.

She married William Richardson (1834-1901), town missionary and local preacher (1881), in the spring of 1860 at Middleton in Teesdale, Co. Durham. Census returns identify seven children.

  • Anne (1862-1921) – a dressmaker (1881); married Robert Walton, a PM minister, in 1883
  • William (1864-1885) – a cabinet maker (1881)
  • John (b1866) – a tailor (1891)
  • Teesdale (1869-1900) – a clerk in coal office (1891)
  • Elizabeth (b1873) – a dressmaker (1891)
  • George Arthur (b1875) – a fitter (1891)
  • Eliza (b1877)

Hannah died on 30 July 1913 at Darlington, Co. Durham.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/160

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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