Fawcett, George Flower (1850-1934)


Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

GEORGE F. FAWCETT: born at Brompton, near Northallerton, November 12, 1850. During boyhood he gave striking evidence of his deeply religious nature. He had a passion for beauty, and was always happy in the fields and woods. After training at Sunderland under Dr. Antliff, he began his ministry in 1875. He proved himself “a friend and aider of those who would live in the spirit.” His term in Harrogate was crowned by the erection of the handsome and commodious Dragon Parade Church. He was appointed Governor of Elmfield College, York, in 1904, and many of the old boys thank God on every remembrance of him. His high-toned character was an incarnation and exposition of his teaching. 

During the years of his retirement in Scalby, near Scarborough, his radiant personality was an inspiration to the preachers and worshippers in that village community. He died in peace on November 3, 1934, having enriched and ennobled life for many because he passed their way.


George was born on 12 November 1850 at Brompton, Yorkshire.

He married Jane Shaw (1851-1939) in early 1875 at Doncaster, Yorkshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • William Shaw (abt1876-1899)
  • Arthur Henry (1880-1957) – a jeweller’s apprentice (1901)
  • Lilian (b1883)
  • George Herbert (1887-1962) – an architect (1911); a lengthsman LNER (1939)

George died on 3 November 1934 at Scarborough, Yorkshire.


  • Sunderland
  • 1872 Hull IV
  • 1874 Doncaster I
  • 1875 Market Rasen
  • 1878 Hull II
  • 1882 Filey
  • 1886 Driffield
  • 1890 Grimsby II
  • 1893 Leicester III
  • 1897 Harrogate
  • 1901 Westgate
  • 1904 Elmfield Governor
  • 1907 Leeds VII
  • 1910 Spennymoor
  • 1914 Scarborough (Sup)


Methodist Minutes 1935/197

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p522

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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