A transcription of her obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by William Forth is attached. He writes: “ Though endowed with good mental abilities, she did not neglect to improve them, by searching the Scriptures, and studying the writings of various theologians, history, &c., having a deep impression that as an ambassador for Christ, she ought so to divide the word of truth as to commend the deep things of God to the judgments of her hearers, as well as to speak “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;” hence her pulpit labours were characterized by soundness of doctrine, solemnity of manner, experimental holiness, perspicuity of language, love to the Saviour, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. She impressively preached present pardon through the blood of Jesus, expecting sinners to be saved, and God honoured her faith with His enriching blessing, therefore wherever, she went she was welcomed, sinners were affected and often converted, and the Lord was glorified.”
Lucy ceased to travel when she became too lame to walk.
Lucy was born on 14 July 1809 at Townsend, Staffordshire. I have not been able to identify her parents in on-line records.
The 1841 census return records Lucy working as a dress maker.
Prior to her final illness, rheumatic fever, which caused her excruciating suffering, Lucy lived at Longton, Staffordshire, where she remained on the preachers’ plan and was a class leader. When reduced by pain, it was thought desirable by her friends to remove her to their residence, near her birth-place, where she passed away.
Lucy died on 2 November 1860 at Common Side, Kingswinford, Staffordshire.
- 1835 Hopton bank
- 1836 Ludlow
- 1837 Longton
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1861/200
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers