Geeson, Thomas (1849-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T. McKenzie

Thomas Geeson was born at Great Gonerby, in the Grantham Circuit, 1849. His membership with our Church dates back to 1863. To the society at Great Gonerby and the circuit he was a guiding light and a leading power—as circuit steward for thirteen years, society steward for eighteen years, trustee of church property, and the organist for many years. 

A loyal Primitive Methodist, he knew the history of our Church, its rules and usages; Conference minutes, missionary reports, and magazines formed no small part of his library. He loved his denomination; Primitive Methodism with God in it was meat and drink to his soul. Delegate to several District Synods, and once to Conference, he also attended the great Centenary gathering on Mow Cop. 

He was a member of the Parish Council, Board of Guardians, and held other important offices. But above all, Thomas Geeson was a Christian man; he “knew in whom he believed.”

Calmly resting in Jesus, his spirit passed to eternal peace on October 20th, 1915.


Thomas was born in the summer of 1849 at Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, to parents Samuel Geeson, a farm labourer (1851), and  Mary Pears.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Thomas.

  • 1861 scholar
  • 1871 agricultural labourer
  • 1881 general labourer
  • 1891 farmer
  • 1901 farmer
  • 1911 farmer

He married Millicent Cheetham (1855-1924) on 11 June 1978 at Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Thomas died on 20 October 1915 at Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/490

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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