Flint, Mary

Little is know on Mary’s ministry except that she preached an anniversary sermon at Butler’s Bank Chapel in the summer of 1844. As the chapel had been far too small to hold the congregation, anniversary services were held in a field.


I have not been able to identify Mary in online records. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


  • 1841 Cwm
  • 1842 Ludlow
  • 1843 Much Wenlock
  • 1844 Prees
  • 1845 disappears


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1845/78

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • A Mary Flint, aged 23, was living at Sunny Bank, Cladock, Herefordshire on Census day 6th June 1841. According to the 1826 plan of the Cwm Circuit on the My Primitive Methodists site, Cladock was a chapel in that Circuit. She was not born in the County (Herefordshire).
    A Mary Flint was married in the first quarter of 1845 in Wem Registration District. As Wem was in the Prees Circuit, this may be our woman. Further investigation reveals that she married John Heath (b 1802). The marriage took place either in the Registry Office, or with the Registrar present, which often indicates that the couple were non-conformists.
    The census returns from 1851 to 1871 reveal the couple living in Chapel Lane or Chapel House Lane, Whixall. John Heath was a joiner. Mary is recorded as having been born in Tansley, Lee or Bonsall, all in Derbyshire, around 1812. John appears to have died in 1880, and Mary is a widow at the time of the 1881 Census.
    Mary and John seem to have had four children:
    Maria, born in the first quarter of 1846, and baptised in the Prees Green Circuit. She died before 1851
    Louisa, baptised in Whixall on 29 July 1849
    Selina, baptised in Whixall on 19 October 1851
    Richard, baptised in Whixall on 3 September 1864
    A family tree on Family Search gives a date of death for Mary of 4 March 1883.

    By Philip Thornborow (13/01/2020)

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