Stocks, Ann (nee Tipling) (1826-1907)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by F.E. Thistlethwaite

Mrs. Ann Stocks was born at Kirk Leatham, near Saltburn, on September 23rd, 1826, and passed to the “Homeland” from Moortown, near Leeds, on October 29th, 1907, at the ripe age of eighty-one years.

While but a babe her father was killed, and her mother afterwards marrying again, the family removed to Leeds when our sister was about twelve years old. As a young woman she occasionally attended Quarry Hill Chapel, and in 1848 was married to Mr. Richard Stocks.

Towards the end of 1849 Mrs. Stocks gave her heart to God in the prayer meeting after a Sunday evening service in Quarry Hill Chapel, and shortly afterwards her husband joined the Society, and both maintained a long, unbroken, and consistent membership until Mrs. Stocks was translated to the Church triumphant, while Mr. Stocks remains “a father in Israel.”

Both became teachers in the Sunday School and active workers in the Church, Mrs. Stocks being very useful in bazaar work.

For at least twenty-two years Mrs. Stocks was a regular Sunday School teacher, and for some years afterwards assisted her husband with the children’s service which he conducted on Sunday evenings. As a class member she loved the old hymns and tunes.

In 1879 Mr. and Mrs. Stocks went to reside at Moortown, about six miles from Leeds, and while on account of the distance and physical infirmity our sister was not able to attend Quarry Hill as often as heretofore, her interest in the old place never abated.

In her later years she suffered much. Submissively she resigned herself to the Higher Will until her spirit peacefully passed to be with God.

Reverently her body was laid to rest in Shadwell Churchyard on November 1st, 1907, “Until the day break.”


Ann was born on 23 September 1826 at Kirkleatham, Yorkshire, to parents John and Sarah. She was baptised on 22 October at Kirkleatham.

She married Richard Stocks (1826-1909), a brass founder & finisher (1851) and later a plumber, on 26 March 1848 at St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire

Ann died on 29 October 1907 at Morton, Leeds, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/660

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