Worth, Harriet (nee Taylor) (1840-1887)

A transcription of the obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.T. Shepherd is attached.

Before her marriage Harriet was housekeeper to two Anglican clergymen and then her widowed brother. Her husband states ‘her qualities as a housewife were of the highest kind.’ 

“She did not find everything in ministerial life according to her expectation, but her concern for her husband and the work in which he was engaged was continuous and unabating, and her hand was ready to assist in every good work. She took pleasure in charitable actions, but always did them in a quiet, unobtrusive manner. One of her latest acts. was to send to a family in Sheffield some useful articles of clothing from the wardrobe of her own family. She was somewhat reserved in conversation in relation to her own religious experience. She rather lived than talked religion, but in the class-meeting she would say with emphasis, ‘I am the Lord’s, and He is mine,’ and express her desire to be a more complete Christian, more fully like Christ, etc.”


Harriet was born on 24 September 1840 at Whitgift, Yorkshire, to parents William, a ferryman (1841), and Mary. She was baptised on 18 October 1840 at Whitgift.

She married Henry Worth (1836-1915), a PM minister, in July 1875

Harriet died on 15 August 1887 at Cottingham Common, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1888/690

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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