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Hannah Cussons (1736-1803)

Hannah Cussons was born Hannah Flintoft in Snailsworth, Yorkshire. Her parents were devout and Hannah was converted at an early age. In 1763 she married fellow Methodist George Cussons of Scarborough and eleven years later the couple moved to London where they established a small cabinetmaking business in Oxford Street.

Hannah was a devoted member of the West Street and Great Queen Street society for nearly thirty years — her husband served as a trustee.

She died in Easter week 1803 after an illness of just a few days and is buried in the City Road burial ground.

Stevenson described her as having honoured God 'by a meek pure walk, rather than by a lofty pretension'.

Source: George John Stevenson, City Road Chapel, London, and its Associations, Historical, Biographical, and Memorial (1872), p.448

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