Clark, Ann (nee Lolley) (1817-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by W.F.

Our Church at Kirbymoorside has lost a valued member in the passing, on August 25th, of Mrs. Ann Clark, relict of the late Robert Clark, in her ninety-seventh year. Our friend was the oldest member in the Pickering Circuit. She removed from Malton to Kirbymoorside seventy-eight years ago, and was a member of our Church for seventy-five years. As long as health permitted she attended the services and generously supported the funds, for many years rendering special service in connection with tea meetings. An attractive personality, bright, cheerful and alert, her prolonged affliction was borne with patience and fortitude. 

Amid  manifestations of respect the interment took place at Kirbymoorside Churchyard on Aug. 29th. An impressive service was held in the chapel, Revs. J. Forster, R.A. Buckley, and Mr. R.G. Keys, B.A., taking part. Rev. W. Fiche paid a tribute to the character and work of the deceased, and also read the committal sentences at the grave.


Ann was born in 1817 at Scarborough, Yorkshire, to parents James Lolley, a labourer, and Margaret MacKley. She was baptised on 30 November 1817 at Scarborough.

Ann worked as a dressmaker (1851) and milliner (1861).

She married Robert Clark (1816-1867), a builder (1861), on 12 May 1848 at Peaceholme Green, York.. Census returns identify three children.

  • Elizabeth (1849-1929) – a milliner (1871); married John William Lumley, a dentist (1911), in 1879
  • Jane (1850-1927) – a milliner (1871); married Edward Wright, a grocer, draper & milliner (1881), in 1877
  • Robert (b1854) – an apprentice cabinet maker (1871); a cabinet maker (1881)

Ann died on 25 August 1914 at Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/834

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