George was born in 1839 at Crooklands, Westmorland, to parents John, a spinner (1841), and Isabella. He was baptised on 10 March 1839 at Preston Patrick, Westmorland. The 1841 census return locates the family in Kendal, Westmorland.
Before entering the ministry George was a tailor.
He married Albertina Charlotte Chalmers (1844-1913) in the summer of 1876 in the Axbridge Registration District, Somerset. Census returns identify two children.
- Frederick George Chalmers (1877-1938) – an accounts clerk (1901); captain in RAMC in WW1
- Alexander Des Barres (b1882) – a secretary’s clerk (1901)
George died on 8 October 1897 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
- 1861 Brompton
- 1862 Carlisle
- 1863 Alston
- 1864 Berwick
- 1865 disappears
- 1868 Paton Congregational College, Nottingham
- 1872 Puriton, Somerset
- 1874-1881 Corfe Castle, Dorset
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman index id 7223
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