Maurice was born in 1856 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, to parents Mark, a rolling mill manager (1871), and Mary Ann.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Maurice.
- 1871 clerk
- 1881 theological student
- 1891 clerk in Holy Orders (curate)
- 1901 clergyman (Church of England)
- 1911 clerk in Holy Orders
He married Laura Annie Hammond (1868-1937) on 7 July 1896 at Rotherham Minster, Yorkshire. Census returns identify three of four children.
- Reginald Pym Lempriere (1900-1974) – a clergyman
- Margery Freda (1902-1979) – head mistress junior mixed school (1939)
- Mary Selby (1908-2000) – married Rowland Hope Cobbold, a chartered electrician (1939), in 1929
Maurice died on 7 February 1912 at St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex
- 1878 Chesterfield
- 1879 Boston
- 1880 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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