Mark Whitehouse [1877 - 1938]

[1877 - 1938] FMMF

Born: 24 November 1877

Birth Certificate:

Registration DistrictStourbridge
in the Sub-District ofStourbridge
in the County ofWorcestershire and Staffordshire
When and where born24 November 1877, Altwood Street Woolescote
Name of Father Thomas Whitehouse
Name of Mother Mary Whitehouse, formerly Lee
Profession of FatherIron Bucket maker
InformantMary Whitehouse X, Mother, Altwood Street Wollescote
When Registered17 January 1878

Died: 4 October 1938, The General Hospital Birmingham Probate record

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictBirmingham
in the Sub-District ofSt Mary's
in the CountyBorough of Birmingham
When and where died4 October 1938, General Hospital
Name and SurnameMark Whitehouse
Age60 years
Occupationof The View, Two Gates Lane, Cradley Staffordshire House Decorator
Cause of death1a Carcinoma of stomach PM
InformantM E A Whitehouse, Daughter-in-law, Surfeit Hill, Cradley Heath
When Registered6 October

Father: Thomas Whitehouse

Mother: Mary Lee

5-generation pedigree

Siblings: (For dates, etc, see the extended family)

  1. William Henry Whitehouse
  2. Thomas Whitehouse
  3. Elizabeth Whitehouse
  4.   Mark Whitehouse
  5. Emily Whitehouse
  6. Dinah Whitehouse
  7. Edward Whitehouse

circa 1890 The Whitehouse family, circa 1890

Married: Esther Davies 21 April 1901

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictStourbridge
Solemnized atThe Register Office
in the Parish ofStourbridge
in the County ofWorcestershire and Staffordshire
When Married21 April 1901
Name and Surname Mark Whitehouse
Rank or ProfessionHouse Painter (journeyman)
ResidenceAttwood Street, Wollescote
Father's NameThomas Whitehouse
Father's ProfessionIron Plate worker
WitnessesWilliam John Brooks, Elizabeth Davies


  1. Elsie Whitehouse
  2. William Henry Whitehouse
  3. Nellie Whitehouse
  4. Harold Whitehouse
  5. Edward Whitehouse
  6. Albert Whitehouse
  7. Dennis Raymond Whitehouse

circa 1925 With a sister circa 1925

as an old man As an old man

All known descendants


He was much involved with the People's Mission, Overend. The History of Cradley Churches, Volume 3: Twentieth Century Methodism shows him to have been:-

Trustee Mark Whitehouse, Surfeit Hill, Painter
1931 - 1933
Church Treasurer

In or shortly after 1933, he left Overend Mission, and returned to the Trinity Methodist Church in Cradley.

Newspaper: Unknown, October 1938:

Obituary - Mr. M. Whitehouse, Cradley

The death occurred on Tuesday week of Mr. Mark Whitehouse of "The View", Two Gates Lane, Cradley, at the age of 60 years. Mr. Whitehouse, who was a native of Lye, came to Cradley Heath about 38 years ago, and carried on the business of a painter and decorator at Surfeit Hill.

He was a member of Overend Mission Hall, where he rendered much valuable service, from the time of its opening until about five years ago, when he returned to the Trinity Methodist Church, Cradley. Here he took a keen interest in the men's Class, which he helped to re-form after the lapse of a number of years.

The funeral on Saturday was conducted by the Rev. C T Gilwhite. After a short service in the Trinity Methodist Church, the interment took place at the Nonconformist Cemetery, Cradley. The mourners were: Harold, Edward, Albert, and Dennis (sons), Josh and Jack (sons-in-law), and William and Thomas (brothers). The bearers were Henry Davis, Levi Davies, and Rowland Pearson (brothers-in-law), Fred Whitehouse, Tom Whitehouse, and Harry Boaler (nephews).

Flowers were sent by his loving wife; Elsie, Josh and family; Nellie and Jack; Harold and Ada; Edward and Elsie; his children at home - Dennis Albert and Emily; Hazel and Cedric; William and Harriet; Thomas and Annie; Sam, Tom and Frank; Lizzie and family; Levi, Chrissie and family; nephew Harry and family; Emily, Rowland and family; Dinah and family; niece Louie (London); Fred, Elsie, and Irene; employees of Mark Whitehouse; Mr. and Mrs N Grove and family; Sam and Fletcher Lloyd; Employees of Lloyd Bros.; Mr. and Mrs. Wood and family; Mrs Beasley (Lutley); Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Connop; W. C. and F. A. Blunt; the Audens family; Mr. and Mrs. Newby and Edith; Trinity Church, Cradley, members of Overend Mission; members of Two Gates Ragged Schools; friends, Two Gates Lane; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Millward (Kidderminster); Mr. and Mrs. Jasper and Mr. Wylde; neighbours at Surfeit Hill.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Meredith and Hingley.


OfMark Whitehouse of Two Gates Lane, Cradley, Master painter
Dated15 July 1938
ExecutorsEsther Whitehouse (wife), Harold Whitehouse, Edward Whitehouse (sons)
WitnessesGeo. Hackett, Gladys Dunn (clerks to Mr. G Green, solicitor, of Cradley Heath)
LegaciesEntire estate (inc. freehold of "Field View" Surfeit Hill, Cradley) to wife during her life or widowhood, then to be held in trust for all children. Children to inherit at age 21, or marriage below 21 for daughters.

Probate: 22 October 1938

Apprenticeship Indenture: dated 27 January 1893

THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH That Mark Whitehouse of his own will and accord as by and with the Consent of his Father Thomas Whitehouse of Lye, County of Worcester doth put himself Apprentice to George Bromley of High Street Lye, County of Worcester PAINTER to learn his Art and with him after the Manner of an Apprentice to serve from the thirtieth day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety two until the year ending one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight or unto the full End and Term of SIX Years from thence next following to be fully complete and ended During which Term the said Apprentice his Master faithfully shall serve his secrets keep his lawful commands every where gladly do. He shall do no damage to his said Master nor see to be done of others but to his Power shall tell or forthwith give warning to his said Master of the same. He shall not waste the Goods of his said Master nor lend them unlawfully to any. He shall not contract Matrimony within the said Term nor play at Cards or Dice Tables or any other unlawful Games whereby his said Master may have any loss with his own goods or others during the said Term without Licence of his said Master, he shall neither buy nor sell, he shall not haunt Taverns or Playhouses nor absent himself from his said Master's service day or night unlawfully But in all things as a faithful Apprentice, he shall behave himself towards his said Master and all his during the said Term And the said George Bromley doth hereby agree to pay the said Apprentice the sum of five shillings per week from the above date until the thirtieth of December next ensuing and the weekly sum of six shillings during the next twelve months, the weekly sum of seven shillings during he next twelve months, the weekly sum of nine shillings during the next twelve months, the weekly sum of twelve shillings during the next twelve months, the weekly sum of fifteen shillings the next and last twelve months The afore said sums to be paid on Saturdays of each week, Fifty seven hours to constitute one week, and teach the said Apprentice in the Art of the several branches of Painting and Decorating which he useth by the best means that he can shall teach and Instruct or cause to be taught and instructed
George Bromley
Mark Whitehouse X
And for the true performance of all and every the said Covenants and Agreements either of the said Parties bindeth himself unto the other by these Presents In Witness whereof the Parties above named to these Indentures interchangeably have put their Hands and Seals the twenty seventh day of January and in the fifty fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain QUEEN Defender of the Faith and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and ninety three
Witness the signature Thomas Whitehouse Junr


1877Attwood St, Woolescote
1881Brook St, Wollescote
189126 Bagley St, Stourbridge
1901Attwood St, Woolescote
1910 - 1911 New Road, Overend
circa 191063 Stourbridge Road, Hay Green
1912Corngreaves Road, Cradley Heath (Map dated 1887)
1916-28Field View House, Surfeit Hill, Cradley
1933-8Two Gates Lane, Cradley

1890 1925 unknown date

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