Spring, Elizabeth (nee Winfield) (1821-1899)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

ELIZABETH SPRING, of Painswick, Stroud circuit, died on December 29th, the anniversary of her marriage and her birth. For fifty years she and her husband have been noble workers in the Stroud Circuit. Her last words were, ‘Me, even me,’ quoted from the hymn which was afterwards sung around her grave.

Family and other information

Elizabeth was born on 29 December 1821 to parents Matthew Winfield, a gardener, and Agnes Leech. She was baptised on 3 March 1822 at the Independent Chapel, Painswick, Gloucestershire.

Elizabeth married Thomas Spring (abt 1827-1899) on 29 December 1851 in the Stroud Registration District. Census returns identify two children.

  • Eva Ellen (abt1859-1924) – married William James Musgrove, a telephone operator (1911), in 1896
  • Edward Thomas (abt1861-1934) – grocer and sub-postmaster (1911)

She died on 29 December 1899 at Painswick, Gloucestershire.


Christian Messenger 1899/95

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers



Comments about this page

  • This page was modified on 2 March 2017 to add a transcription of her obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1901. This provides a more complete overview of her life and witness.

    By Geoff Dickinson (27/03/2017)

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