Portraits of some female Bible Christian ministers

Some of the very few portraits known to exist.

Compiled by Colin C Short

The three portraits are of …. Mary Thorne (1807-83), nee O’Bryan, who married Samuel Thorne, the Connexion’s printer, on 2 November 1825; her gravestone describes her as “a minister sixty years;” her son Samuel Ley Thorne was a BC minster and her grandson Samuel Thomas Thorne was a BC missionary in China; … Lois Thorne (1858-25 November 1904), nee Malpas, a Wesleyan who went to China with the China Inland Mission; married Samuel Thomas Thorne 24 April 1888; widowed in September 1891; returned to China as a fully recognised BC missionary in 1894; … Annie Carkeek (1871-12 December 1932), a Wesleyan who was accepted as a BC itinerant in 1894, but stepped down to become an Evangelist with the BCs in 1895; she returned to the Wesleyans in Hayle Circuit in 1901 as a Local Preacher.

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