Streeton, Lavinia (nee Mortimer) (1834-1901)

Transcription of Obituary in the Christian Messenger

Luton Primitive Methodism has sustained loss by the summons to heaven of our much beloved SISTER LEVINA STREETON. She was born at Wingrave, in Buckinghamshire, in the year 1834. She was married in the Luton High Town Chapel (during the Conference Sessions held in Luton, 1867) to Mr. George Streeton. By a remarkable coincidence she died during the sittings of the recent Sheffield Conference held June last, 1901. She was for years a great sufferer, and especially so towards the latter end. She rendered to the Church of her choice a faithful and useful membership of 45 years. Her dear partner is left, only for a little while, to mourn her loss. Fully ripe and ready, he is on the threshold waiting for the summons to his Master, having served an honoured local preachership for 58 years, and his loved place is still in the sanctuary.

E. DEVENISH

Family

Lavinia was born to parents Wiiliam, a butcher, and Mary.

She married George Streeton (abt 1815-1902) in the spring of 1867 at Luton, Bedfordshire. George was a labourer and census returns identify that Lavinia worked as a straw hat sewer. George had been previously married to Hannah Butterfield, who died in 1866, and with whom he had several children that were subsequently brought up by Lavinia.

References

Christian Messenger 1902/127

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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