Nankivell, Susan (1801-1877) - Tombstone at Mount Pleasant Cemetery

J. Bowen 2 Oct 2015

Susan Nankivell (1801-1877) was an early female itinerant preacher in 1817.  On 21 Dec 1826 she married William Newcombe in West Woolfardisworthy, Devon.  Reference to her preaching is made in the Memoir of John Chapple in the October 1849 issue of the Bible Christian Magazine and also in the March 1854 issue.  Susan, a widow, and her family came to Canada West in 1857 initially settling in Bowmanville, Ontario then moving onto Toronto.  Susan died on 10 Apr 1877.



Tombstone for Susan N. Newcombe – Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Section I, Lot 16. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 43°41’36.8″N 79°23’32.1″W



  1. Beckerlegge, Oliver A. United Methodists Ministers and Their Circuits: Being an Arrangement in Alphabetical Order of the Stations of Ministers of the Methodist New Connexion, Bible Christians, Arminian Methodists, Protestant Methodists, Wesleyan Methodist Association, Wesleyan Reformers United Methodist Free Churches and the United Methodist Church, 1797-1932. London: Epworth Press, (1968). pg. 168.
  2. Memoir of John Chapple. The Bible Christian Magazine. October 1849. Vol. XIV of the Third Series, Vol. Twenty-eight from the commencement. pg. 375.
  3. Chapel Anniversaries, Holsworthy. The Bible Christian Magazine. March 1854. Vol. XiX of the Third Series, Vol. Thirty-third from the commencement. pg. 119.
  4. Few, Janet Faith, Fish, Farm or Family? The impact of kinship links and communities on migration choices and residential persistence in North Devon PhD Dissertation, University of Exeter (2009) pg. 334.
  5. Susan Nancekivill Newcombe. Ontario Death Registration, County of York, Division of Toronto: 017984-77.

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