Armitage, George Whitfield (1805-1889)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.6b
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.6b

George was born in Leeds on 17 February 1805. His father was John Armitage. George was baptised on 28 Apr 1805 at St Peter, Leeds.

Ministry

George accompanied John Oxtoby in 1824 during his mission in Weardale.

Family

George married Margaret Dixon on 15 March 1826 at Fulford, Yorkshire. Margaret was born on 5 March 1804 at Fulford and died on 1 January 1829.

George married Ann Connell on 20 May 1830 at Mirfield, Yorkshire. They had one daughter, Selina born on 17 May 1831. The apparent break in his ministry, 1830-1832, may have been associated with problems in his family life at that time.

The 1841 census shows George married to Sarah (1805-1872). They had two children.

  • Alfred (1837-1842)
  • Cyrus (1841-1863) – an apprentice chemist prior to his death.

In 1874, George married for a fourth time to Ellen Parrott (1809-1887).

George died on 28 February 1889 at Wetherby, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1822 Sheffield & Halifax
  • 1823 York
  • 1824 Brotherton
  • 1825 Hull
  • 1826 Louth
  • 1827 Huddersfield
  • 1828 S Shields
  • 1829 Glasgow
  • 1830-2 not shown
  • 1833 Leeds
  • 1834 Manchester
  • 1836 Preston
  • 1838 Bradwell
  • 1840 Blackburn
  • 1842 Stockport
  • 1844 Stalybridge
  • 1845 Keighley
  • 1847 York
  • 1849 Ripon
  • 1851 Barnsley
  • 1853 Dewsbury
  • 1855 Pateley Bridge
  • 1857 Helmsley
  • 1859 Thirsk
  • 1862 Leeds ll
  • 1864 Leeds lll (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1829/189 (wife); 1856/321

PM Minutes 1889/321

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 1, p498

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

W M Patterson, Northern Primitive Methodism, 1909

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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