Blackwell, George (1821-1897)

Family

George was baptised on 23 December 1821 at Harbury, Warwickshire. His parents were James, a labourer, and Mary. His younger brother, Frederick, was also a PM minister.

He married Harriet Sarah Harwood (1832-1918) in late 1859 at Witney, Oxfordshire. Census returns identify eight children.

  • George Henry (b1860)
  • Harriet Sarah (1862-1924) – married Edward McCall in 1885
  • William James (b abt1864)
  • Frederick Charles (b1865)
  • John Thomas (b abt1869)
  • Albert Edward (b1871) – a labourer (1895)
  • Ernest Frank (b1873) – a labourer (1911)
  • Roland Robert (1876-1945)

The family emigrated to Canada circa1875 where George became a farmer (1891).

George died in February 1897 at Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.

Circuits

  • 1848 Frome
  • 1850 Wallingford
  • 1851 Southampton
  • 1852 Poole
  • 1853 Corfe Castle
  • 1854 Motcombe
  • 1856 Sherborne
  • 1858 Witney
  • 1860 Newbury
  • 1863 Sturminster
  • 1865 Rugby & Lutterworth
  • 1867 S Molton
  • 1870 Newtown
  • 1872 Yeovil
  • 1874 disappears

References

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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