Veitch, Ann (nee Robinson) (1852-1911)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by R.H.

Ann Veitch was born at South Shields, but in early life her parents removed to Blaydon, where they joined our Church. As a girl she attended the Sunday School, and also joined the choir. 

About twenty-five years ago she was married to James Veitch, and both joined the new church at Blaydon Haughs, where they lived for many years. Along with others, Mrs. Veitch assisted in the work of the little society, and was deeply interested in the success of the church.

Her children were all trained to regard the cause of Christ, and especially Primitive Methodism, as demanding their best services. She was herself intensely practical and straightforward, but tender-hearted withal. Those who knew her best loved her most.

Her death came with painful suddenness on Feb. 15th. The funeral on Feb. 18th was conducted by Rev. R. Heppenstall.


Ann was born abt1852 at South Shields, Co. Durham.

She married James Veitch (b1848), a waterman (1891), in late 1869 in the Gateshead Registration District, Co. Durham. Census returns identify eight children.

  • Robert William (1871-1920) – a machine iron founder (1901); lighterman (1911)
  • Mary Ann (b1873)
  • Alexander (1875-1885)
  • Elizabeth Jane (1878-1936) – married Henry Miller, a steam engine fitter (1901), in 1897
  • James (1880-1954) – a retired police contractor (1939)
  • Taylor Park (1884-1975) – plumber (1911); sanitary inspector (1939)
  • Ellen (b1887) – housekeeper (1911)
  • Alexander (b1891) – a clerk (1911)

Ann died on 15 February 1911 at Blaydon, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/657

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