George was born abt1822 at Sellewray Warden, Northumberland, to parents John, a joiner, and Hannah. He was baptised on 14 April 1922 at Haydon Bridge, Northumberland.
After leaving the ministry George became a market gardener at Kirbymoorside. The 1871 census return describes him as owner and occupier of 3 acres of land and garden.
He married Margaret Dobson (1829-1910) in late 1851 at Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire. Census returns identify five children.
- Anne Louisa (1852-1933)
- John Dobson (1855-1935) – a market gardener
- James William (1865-1932) – a gardener (not domestic) (1901)
- Hannah M (b abt1867)
- Kate Ellen (1869-1937) – married Fred Bridon, a tailor (1901), in 1898
George died in the spring of 1894 at Kirbymoorside, nr Helmsley, Yorkshire.
- 1847 Pateley Bridge
- 1849 Pickering
- 1851 Leeds North
- 1853 Barnsley
- 1855 Keighley
- 1857 Huddersfield
- 1859 Helmsley
- 1862 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers