Robson, Mary Ann (nee Kidman) (1851-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by P.W.B.O.

Mrs. Mary Ann Robson, wife of Mr. W.G. Robson, of Hoyland Circuit, was born at Cassop, Co. Durham, June 27th, 1851, and passed away at Wath-on-Dearne September 27th, 1914. 

For many years she had been a faithful follower of her Lord and a loyal supporter of His cause. Her consistency in character and service were marked by all who knew her, and her gracious hospitality will not soon be forgotten by those privileged to enjoy it. She lived for others, and her memory is fragrant through her many unselfish ministries. 

At the memorial service letters were read containing glowing tributes to the beauty and effectiveness of her life. Mrs. Hartshorne (widow of Rev. T. Hartshorne) writes: “Her devotion to God’s cause was very great. She was a succourer of many. No sacrifice was too great. Even when she was suffering she would toil and give far beyond her strength.” Her class leader speaks of her as “beyond reproach, not merely as a friend but as a loyal and faithful and sincere Christian.” 

Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband and family.


Mary was born on 27 June 1851 at Cassop, Co. Durham, to parents William Kidman, a coal miner, and Isabella Mowbray.

She married William George Robson (1840-1917), a colliery deputy (1881), in the summer of 1873 in the Stockton Registration District, Co. Durham. Census returns identify two children.

  • George (1874-1943) – a coal miner (1911)
  • William (1875-1900)           

Mary died on 27 September 1914 at Wath-on-Dearne, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/415

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