Wilson, Aaron (1826-1900)

Transcription of Obituary In the Christian Messenger

AAR0N WILSON, of Huggate, in the Pocklington Circuit was born at Nafferton, April 11th, 1826. He was converted  during a revival at Huggate in January 1857. He joined our Society and for over forty years by his quiet, conscientious and blameless life, won the respect of all who knew him. For many years he honourably filled the offices of class leader and society steward, and although ill for over four years, he was able to attend his class up to a fortnight before his death, which took place in the presence of all his family on Sunday, January 28th, 1900. Being unable to lie in bed, he died in his chair, supported by the strong arms of his loving son; Mrs. Wilson, his amiable helpmeet, being ill in bed for many years. His home was for a long period freely open to the ministers and local preachers, and Aaron Wilson was never happier than when he had the presence of the preachers around his homely hearthstone. He manifested special interest in the preacher’s horse, which was always well attended to by him through the kindness of Aaron’s employer, Mr. Clarkson. The Sunday school had a warm place in his heart. All his own children are in fellowship with us. Such men as Aaron Wilson have helped to make Primitive Methodism what it is on the Yorkshire Wolds, a power among the peasantry. May we all meet him ‘over there.’

T.R.H.

Family and other information

Aaron was baptised on 23 April 1824 at Nafferton, Yorkshire. His mother was Hannah Wilson.

Aaron worked the land to earn his living.

He married Sarah Butterick (1834-1912) in late 1856 in the Pocklington Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Robert William (b1866) – a foreman in railway carriage and wagon repairing shop (1911)
  • Ann Elizabeth (b1869)
  • Sarah Jane (1874-1950) – married Richard Byas, a farm foreman (1911), in 1895
  • Mary Dorothy (1876-1958)

References

Christian Messenger 1900/379

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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