Buck, Mary Clarissa

PM itinerant, born at Newbold, Leics, on 5 January 1810. Converted at the Annual Love-feast and Watch Meeting at Griffydam WM chapel, she joined the PMs, becoming a hired local preacherin 1835 and itinerant in 1836. Despite being extremely popular and in great demand, she resigned in 1847 because of the strain of itinerancy and a 'call' to take special services and anniversaries throughout the Connexion. Although based in Leicester, she travelled extensively for 25 years. The 1866 Conference granted her an annuity of £20. She died on 19 July 1876.

  • PM Magazine, 1842-3, 1852-4, 1877
  • Kendall, The Origin and History of the Primitive Methodist Church (1906)
  • Joseph Ritson, The Romance of Primitive Methodism (1909) pp.150-51
  • E.D. Graham, Chosen by God (Bunbury, 1989) pp.6-7


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