Warnes, Mark (1820-1888)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871

Early years

Mark was born in 1820 at Litcham, Norfolk, a younger brother of James, also a PM Minister. Mark became a member of the Primitive Methodist Church in 1834. He worked as an agricultural labourer before going into the ministry.


Mark’s obituary records that his ministry might not be called brilliant, but, what is far better,it was useful. While making no pretensions to be what is called a popular preacher, his sermons were drawn from the unfailing sources of Gospel truth and passed through the experience of his own life.


Mark married Ellenor Gibbon Wright (1819-1906) in the spring of 1847 at Walsingham, Norfolk. Census returns identify three daughters.

  • Ellenor Jane (1848-1889) – married Daniel David Smith, a builder
  • Sarah Ann (1851-1922) – married James William Jarvis, a bootmaker
  • Emma Susanna (1855-1918) – married William Balls, a PM Minister

Mark died on 27 February 1888 at Aylsham, Norfolk.


  • 1842 Saffron Walden
  • 1843 Upwell
  • 1844 Fakenham
  • 1846 Brigstock
  • 1847 Wangford
  • 1849 Holbeach
  • 1851 N Walsham
  • 1853 Diss
  • 1855 E Dereham
  • 1857 Swaffham
  • 1858 Yarmouth
  • 1860 Downham
  • 1862 Bury St Edmunds
  • 1866 Ipswich
  • 1869 Stowmarket
  • 1872 Hadleigh
  • 1875 Aylsham
  • 1878 Aylsham (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1871 (portrait); 1889/563

PM Minutes 1888/7

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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