Mark Proctor is the nephew of George Verney. He came to stay with George at Miffield Hall in August 1973 against his father, Ronald Proctor's wishes. Mark then got a job working for Bob Molesworth at Blackfell Farm Federation. Mark argued with Molesworth over calves being locked up so left Blackfell. In October 1973, Mark left Miffield Hall to go to agricultural college.