Eliza Walsh, Stockport, Sunday School scholar
ELIZA was born at Stockport in Cheshire, May 15, 1898. Her mother is a member of the Primitive Methodist connexion; and about six years ago, she sent her little daughter to the PM Sunday school, in which school she continued a scholar until she was removed to a better world.
As a child she was of a sweet disposition; and her mother taught her to say her prayers to God …. A short time before being confined to her bed, she was one night dreaming and talking in her sleep; and was heard to say, “Aye, how nice! They are angels! They are flying all around! “ and added, “One, two, three,” until she counted eleven, then said, “They are all together! Aye sweet Jesus comes now! Sweet Jesus! He died for me.” She then awakening said,” They are all gone”. ….She died March 16, 1840, aged eleven years ten months and one day. The superintendent, and several of the teachers of the Sunday School attended her funeral, when the coffin was brought out into the street, a few verses were sung; and I made remarks suitable to the occasion.
J Clewer (Approved by the circuit Committee.)
Ref: P.M. Children’s Magazine 1841 Vol. 17 page 9