Elizabeth Ussher

Elizabeth Ussher

After a marriage of seventeen years, Elizabeth Ussher (1749-1817) was left a widow, and soon after deprived of her two eldest sons by death on a foreign shore. Under the weight of these trials, she and her four remaining daughters were powerfully awakened to the cost of true discipleship and convinced of the principles professed by Friends. But in the two years immediately following this great change, Elizabeth had to endure the death of all four of her daughters by consumption. The letters of these extraordinary and pious young women, written during the last few years of their short lives, were collected and published by their mother after their decease.

I visited Elizabeth Ussher, and found her in much Christian resignation to the will of the Lord, though her third lovely daughter was to be buried today; having lost two others in a consumption, and a son in another way, within twelve months; her father at this time lying a corpse, and her fourth and last daughter likely very soon to follow her sisters in the same disease. Her state of mind, as well as that of her dear remaining daughter, was truly instructive to me.

- William Savery

Books by Elizabeth Ussher

After a marriage of seventeen years, Elizabeth Ussher (1749-1817) was left a widow, and soon after deprived of her two eldest sons by death on a foreign shore. Under the weight of these trials, she and her four remaining daughters were powerfully awakened to the cost of true discipleship and convinced of the principles professed by Friends. But in the two years immediately following this great change, Elizabeth had to endure the death of all four of her daughters by consumption. The letters of these extraordinary and pious young women, written during the last few years of their short lives, were collected and published by their mother after their decease.

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Letters of Elizabeth, Lucy, and Judith Ussher
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Letters of Elizabeth, Lucy, and Judith Ussher

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Letters of Elizabeth, Lucy, and Judith Ussher

The letters of Eliza, Lucy, Judith, and Susanna, four daughters of Elizabeth Ussher, written during a time of great spiritual awakening, and just prior to their untimely deaths by consumption.

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Mary Dudley was one of the ministers in the Society of Friends who befriended and ministered to Elizabeth Ussher at a time when she was grieving the death of her husband and sons, and seriously enquiring after the way of life and peace.

The Journal of William Savery

William Savery

During his travels in the work of the ministry, William Savery spent many months in Ireland, and on several occasions very favorably mentions his encounters with Elizabeth Ussher and her “excellent daughters.” He was present at (or very near) the death of Judith Ussher, and remarked that “all felt like peace around her bed.”

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