Wallbridge, Elizabeth

She was born on the Isle of Wight, where her parents had a small dairy farm. She was converted in 1796 by a sermon preached by the WM itinerant James Crabb. At the funeral of her younger sister she met the Rev. Legh Richmond, the local Anglican priest. They exchanged letters and he often visited the family. Elizabeth was consumptive and on her death-bed urged Richmond to continue to visit her elderly parents and to conduct her burial service, the details of which she had arranged herself. He told her story in what became a popular classic, The Dairyman's Daughter.

  • John B. Dyson, Methodism in the Isle of Wight (Ventnor, 1865), Chs 15-16

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