Graves, Mark (1836-1911)

Family

Mark was baptised on 28 July 1836 at Patrington, Yorkshire. His parents were John, a grocer, and Jane.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Mark.

  • 1861 agricultural labourer & PM local preacher
  • 1871 linen draper
  • 1881 linen draper
  • 1891 draper and auctioneer
  • 1901 auctioneer and valuer

After leaving the ministry Mark settled in Selby, Yorkshire.

He married Maria Cook (1838-1888) in the spring of 1866 in the Thorne Registration District. This covers Crowle, Lincolnshire, where Maria was born. Census returns identify four children.

  • William Arthur (1867-1918) – emigrated to USA in 1889; a coal dealer (1900); died at McAlester, Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Annie Maria (1870-1888)
  • Florence (b1875) – a milliner (1901); a milliner shopkeeper (1939)
  • Ella (1877-1950) – a governess (1901); a milliner shopkeeper (1939)

He married Abiah Rebecca Plaistowe, nee Blunsom (abt1865-1940) in the summer of 1890 at Traffic St PM Chapel, Derby, Derbyshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Constance Mary (1891-1952) – a milliner assistant (1911); married Frederick Henry Rogerson, a dairy farmer & milk retailer (1939), in 1914
  • Horace (1892-1966) – a grocer’s assistant (1911)
  • Dorothy (b1894)
  • Mabel (b1897) – a general domestic servant (1911)

Mark died in January 1911 at Patrington, Yorkshire. His funeral took place on 24 January.

Circuits

  • 1862 North cave
  • 1863 Epworth
  • 1864 Louth
  • 1865 Selby
  • 1866 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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