Baxter, Mark (1836-1892)

Family

Mark was baptised on 10 July 1836 at Cropton, Yorkshire. His parents were John, who worked the land, and Elizabeth.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Mark.

  • 1851 cordwainer’s apprentice
  • 1861 journeyman shoe maker
  • 1871 PM minister
  • 1881 insurance agent & boot dealer
  • 1891 insurance agent

He married Ruth Davies (abt1835-1907) in the summer of 1866 in the Knaresborough Registration District, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Kate Hester (1867-1950) – married Robert Hartley in 1896
  • Walter (1869-1940) – a civil engineer, inspector of dock work (1901)
  • Ernest Carr (1873-1918) – a journalist (1901)
  • Maude Goodwin (1875-1962) – an organist (1901)

Mark died in late 1892 at York, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1862 Portadown
  • 1863 Belfast
  • 1864 Grassington
  • 1865 Maldon
  • 1866 Huddersfield
  • 1868 Halifax
  • 1871 Pickering
  • 1872 York
  • 1874 Clayton West
  • 1876 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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