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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 preacher in 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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