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Tinsley, Ann
c.1808-11 - post-1882; e.m. 1828

Born in Balderton, Notts, the daughter of a labourer, she became a PM travelling preacher in 1828. In the extensive Hull Circuit from 1830 to 1832, she was sent to the lead-mining area of Nenthead, Allendale and Weardale. In August 1831 she married John Longmire, an Allendale shopkeeper, who died six months later. Ann and her son John, born in July 1832, disappear from the records until June 1837, when she is mentioned, apparently as a hired local preacher, in the Scotter and Gainsborough circuits. In August 1844 at All Saints parish church, Gainsborough she became the second wife of the itinerant William Lonsdale (1807-1863; e.m. 1833). He died on 19 May 1863 at Gainsborough and sometime after 1866 Ann became the third wife of another PM itinerant, William Harland. His health forced him to superannuate in 1872 and he died in 1880. The last reference to his widow is in a Lincolnshire Directory of 1882, when she was living at West Ackridge, Barton-on-Humber.

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