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Sarah Brackenbury (1771-1847)

Sarah Brackenbury was the wife of Robert Carr Brackenbury esq. of Raithby Hall, Lincolnshire, a well-known lay preacher and friend of John Wesley.  Sarah was a member of the Wesleyan society for nearly sixty years and was described in her obituary as a 'pattern of everything that is excellent, and a most distinguished ornament to the Christian name.'

She died in June 1847 after a short illness while visiting the Loughborough home of her sister Mrs Mawe.

Source: Gentleman's Magazine 182: 1847, 108 and Arminian Magazine 1847, 1039.

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