Baldwin, George (1863-1945)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919

Early years

George was born in 1863 at Roxburgh, Norfolk to parents George and Susan. George senior was a coal miner. The family moved from Norfolk to Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, when George was a young child.

George followed his father, working at the coal mine before entering the ministry.

George joined the Church when he was aged twenty and soon began to preach. He devoted himself with such intensity to study, that after examination, he was placed on the Reserve List, but elected to enter College.


His obituary records that George was a man of many interests and wide reading, whose qualities and depth of mind were best realised by those who knew him best and had the privilege of his friendship. In the course of his long ministry he rendered valiant service. He did much to reduce chapel debts and build up his circuits.


George married Charlotte Annie Beardsall (1872-1903) in the summer of 1893 in the Thetford Registration District, Norfolk. Census returns identify three children.

  • Edna Beardsall (1896-1998)
  • Doris Amy Eileen (1901-1980)
  • Cecil Spence Sadler (1902-1973)

George married Amy Catherine Beardsall (1869-1954) at the end of 1909 at Selby, Yorkshire.

George died on 20 September 1945 at West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1889 Norwich
  • 1890 Watton
  • 1892 Whickham Brook
  • 1893 Saffron Walden
  • 1895 Hexham
  • 1899 Pickering
  • 1902 Bishop Auckland
  • 1906 Dalton & Millom
  • 1907 Selby
  • 1911 Upton Park
  • 1915 Nottingham II
  • 1917 Burton on Trent
  • 1920 Bingley
  • 1922 Cardiff
  • 1924 Welshpool
  • 1927 Sleaford
  • 1930 Nottingham IV (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919/77

Methodist Minutes 1946/129

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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