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FRATER Mark[1]

Male 1805 - 1861


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  • Name  FRATER Mark 
    Born  18 Jul 1805  Rothbury, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Name:«tab»Mark Frater
      Gender:«tab»Male
      Birth Date:«tab»18 Jul 1805
      Baptism Date:«tab»1 Nov 1805
      Baptism Place:«tab»Rothbury,Northumberland,England
      Father:«tab»William Frater
      Mother:«tab»Margaret Wakenshaw
      FHL Film Number:«tab»94975
    Christened  1 Nov 1805  Rothbury, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  7557B7C4B3C44E4FABBFD96C4E2108048574 
    Died  1 Oct 1861  Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID  I28989  Frater Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 May 2018 

    Father  FRATER William,   b. Abt 1773, Rothbury, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  WAKENSHAW Margaret Alexander,   b. Abt 1777, Norham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1853, Rothbury, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 May 1801  All Saints, Rothbury, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Name:«tab»William Frater
      Gender:«tab»Male
      Marriage Date:«tab»27 May 1801
      Marriage Place:«tab»Rothbury,Northumberland,England
      Spouse:«tab»Margaret Wakenshaw
      FHL Film Number:«tab»94975
    Family ID  F9463  Group Sheet

    Family 1  THEW Mary Ann,   b. Jan 1804,   d. 20 Apr 1848, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Aug 1830  Newcastle upon Tyne Infirmary, St John's, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FRATER Mary Ann,   b. 1841, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1904, County-asylum, Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 May 2018 
    Family ID  F9648  Group Sheet

    Family 2  RAILTON Hannah,   b. Jan 1821, Appleby Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1894, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jun 1850  Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FRATER William John,   b. 2 Mar 1853, St. Andrew's, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. FRATER Mark,   b. 26 Jun 1855, St. Andrew's, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 May 2018 
    Family ID  F9649  Group Sheet

  • News
    The Blackett Street Killing
    The Blackett Street Killing
    Book ~ Murder & Mystery Trails of Northumberland & The Borders
    By Clive Kristen

    Wills
    Probate
    Probate
    Mark Frater

  • Notes 
    • October 1st 1861
      One of the most frightful crimes that has been known in England for many
      years past was perpetrated in Newcastle this morning. The extraordinary
      report that a murder of a shocking and atrocious nature had been
      committed in one of the principal thoroughfares of the town, and in
      broad daylight, and that the victim was a gentleman so well known and
      universally esteemed as Mr. Mark Frater, ran through the town with
      incredible rapidity, and wherever it reached caused the greatest
      consternation and regret. Mr. Frater resided at Bulman's Village, and
      had been for some years the proprietor of the omnibus that ran between
      that place and the Grey Monument. This morning, as usual, he left his
      home by the nine o'clock 'bus, which took him as far as the foot of
      Northumberland-street, where he alighted and proceeded to his office at
      the end of Blackett-street. As he reached the door he met a friend, and
      paused a moment to converse with him; while so doing, a person named
      George Clark, stepped quickly up to him, seized him by one hand, and
      with a knife inflicted a murderous blow upon his neck. The knife entered
      an inch or two from the right corner of the mouth, inflicting a hideous
      gash upon the cheek, and then, glancing past the bone, plunged into the
      neck, where it severed all the principal arteries. So determined was the
      wretched murderer to accomplish his object, that, after thrusting the
      knife into his victim, he deliberately wrenched it round in the wound in
      such a manner that the blade itself was twisted. He then withdrew it,
      and stood quite still, gazing triumphantly on his unfortunate victim,
      who, hardly comprehending the nature of the occurrence, slowly turned
      round and entered the house. On reaching his office he exclaimed to his
      clerk, "I'm afraid I'm done for," and sank back into a chair. He rapidly
      became unconscious from the great loss of blood; and within ten minutes
      from the time he received the wound he expired. Two gentlemen, who were
      passing at the moment, a Mr. McGill and a Mr. Dalrymple, saw what had
      occurred, and at once rushed upon the murderer and secured him. When the
      prisoner, who was of weak intellect, was charged before the magistrates
      with having stabbed the deceased, he replied, "Decidedly so, decidedly
      so; I've murdered him; he robbed me, and now I've robbed him," and then
      added, "This is a grand job for the penny papers; they'll have a rare
      sale to-day." Mr. Frater had for some time held the situation of tax
      collector, amongst which was the dog tax; and Clark having a dog, for
      which he refused to pay, Mr. Frater had distrained for the amount six
      months previous. Clark was tried for the murder at the ensuing assizes,
      was convicted, and sentenced to be hung, but was ultimately reprieved,
      and is now confined in an asylum during her majesty's pleasure.

      Thomas Fordyce - Local Records volume 3
    • (Research):See attached sources. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1997] 1851 England Census for Mark Frater.

    2. [S2000] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.

    3. [S2037] "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch.

    4. [S1995] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.

    5. [S1971] England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915.

    6. [S2034] Murder & Mystery Trails of Northumberland & The Borders By Clive Kristen.

    7. [S1998] Rothury Parish Mariage Record for William Frater 1801.

    8. [S2036] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/uk.local.geordie/ZaH0GFH4_zA.