Scott, Betsy Seneschall (nee Picksley) (1856-1912

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by A.B.

Betsy Seneschall Scott, the beloved wife of the senior steward of Gainsborough Circuit, passed peacefully to the Homeland, May 10th, 1912, in her 56th year. So long as she was able she faithfully supported the services of the sanctuary and toiled hard in raising funds for the chapel. In the home she shone the brightest, and there she ever delighted to receive and entertain the servants of God. 

About three years ago she was stricken down with a serious affliction and never regained her health. With great difficulty she was got to the Centenary Church to perform the opening ceremony about eighteen months ago, and it was the last public service she was able to attend. Her sufferings were terribly acute, but she bore them with Christian fortitude and patience. 

She lived constantly in close communion with God, and beautifully exemplified the wonderful power of Divine grace. The funeral service was conducted by Revs. A. Baldwin and J.W. Bowden.


Betsy was born in 1856 at Hemswell, Lincolnshire, to parents Robert Picksley, who worked the land (1861), and Rebecca lanes.

She married Walter Scott (1860-1933), a builder (1901), in late 1886 in the Gainsborough Registration District, Lincolnshire.

Betsy died on 10 May 1912 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1912/836

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