Born into an Anglican family at Cobridge, Staffs, she found comfort and help among the Methodists when her mother died. Her father opposed the association and compelled her to leave home, though later receiving her back when she was desperately ill. She married a young missionary, Thomas Jones (c. 1802-1826) and in 1825 they arrived in Antigua, where she established a school. In February 1826, returning with her husband from a District Meeting on St Kitts, she was the sole survivor of five missionaries and their families when the mail-boat sank in a storm. Returning to England, in 1832 she married Thomas Crouch Hincksman (1799-1883) of Preston. They were responsible for much mission work there and later at Lytham. Always frail in health after her ordeal, she died in 1859. Dorothy Hincksman Farrar was her great-granddaughter.