Dobson, George (1810-1892)
George was born on 16 May 1810 at Woore, Shropshire.
George was religiously impressed by the Christmas singing of 1840 and was converted through the preaching of Miss P Woodhouse in February 1841. He was a local preacher for only a very short time before being pledged by the Burland circuit at the Quarterly Meeting held at Chorley on 14 March 1842.
At the start of his ministry, George laboured for two years and three months in his own circuit during which time he witnessed 139 professed conversions, visited 4,780 families, walked over 6,000 miles and preached 871 times.
After superannuation, George continued in Kingswood as a class leader, preacher and general worker in the church. He was a member of the School Board.
George married Frances Hargreaves (1812-1854) on 7 January 1847 at Astbury, Cheshire.
- George (1849-1910) – an Alkali manufacturer
- Frances (b1854)
George married Avis Morley James of Helston in 1857.
George died on 22 July 1892 at Kingswood, Gloucestershire.
- 1842 Burland
- 1844 Tunstall
- 1846 Burland
- 1847 Whitchurch
- 1848 Kidderminster
- 1850 Cwm
- 1851 Guernsey
- 1853 Maidstone
- 1854 Chippenham
- 1856 St Ives
- 1858 Swansea
- 1862 Pillowell
- 1865 Frome
- 1868 Chippenham
- 1870 Kingswood
- 1875 Kingswood (S)
- 1889 Bristol lV
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1855/197 (Frances); 1870 (portrait), 1893/626
PM Minutes 1893/11
The Primitive Methodist, 1892, p502
W Leary,Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers