Michael was born abt1848 at Turlow, Cavan County, Ireland, to parents John, a labourer, and Mary.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Michael.
- 1861 cotton weaver
- 1871 cotton spinner
- 1881 PM minister
- 1891 clerk in holy orders in York
- 1901 clergyman of the Church of England
He married Maria Moon (abt1850-1922) in the summer of 1875 at Malton, Yorkshire. Census returns identify three children.
- Mary Evelyn (1876-1949)
- Arnold Moon (1878-1943) – an Anglican clergyman
- Joseph Hubert B (1890-1932)
Michael died in late 1930 in the Scarborough Registration District, Yorkshire.
- 1871 Wakefield
- 1874 Leeds II
- 1877 Pickering
- 1879 Bingley
- 1882 Harrogate
- 1883 became C of E
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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