Crimlisk, Margaret (nee Haxby) (1829-1914)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by G.P.M.

Margaret Crimlisk had lived at Filey all her life. Her parents, Richard and Betty Haxby, were amongst the stalwart Primitives who were associated with John Oxtoby in his arduous and successful efforts to establish our Church in the little fishing town. Her brothers, Jenkinson and Matthew Haxby, gained wide fame as leaders of the Filey fishermen who rendered useful and faithful service in many circuits. Margaret was the last of the large family to cross to the better country. 

As the wife of a fisherman she had her share of hard work and deep anxiety. For nearly half a century she has been a faithful follower of Christ, and a devoted member of the Church. She passed away in the full hope of the Gospel on July 18th, 1914. The very large attendance of people at the funeral was a striking testimony to the esteem she had won from those who knew her best.


Margaret was born in 1929 at Filey, Yorkshire, to parents Richard, a fisherman, and Elizabeth. She was baptised on 9 June 1829 at Filey.

She married Francis Crimlisk (1830-1915), a fisherman, on 15 November 1856 at Filey, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four of six children.

  • Joseph (1858-1936) – a fish fryer (1911)
  • Elizabeth (1859-1935) – married John Jones, a fish merchant (1901), in 1884
  • Francis (1867-1929) – a fisherman (1911)
  • Mary Jane (1870-1952) – married Matthew Jenkinson Cammish, a fisherman, in 1894

Margaret died on 18 July 1914 at Filey, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1914/835

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Margaret’s married surname is spelt Crimlis in some records.

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