George Lee (1803-1875)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by George Seaman

The late Rev. GEORGE LEE was born at Bromlow, in the county of Salop, on the 5th of December, 1803. His father was very warmly attached to the established Church. His mother became the subject of good impressions under the ministry of the Baptists, and when the Wesleyans visited the neighbourhood where she resided, she gladly availed herself of the opportunity of hearing them. Her house was opened to receive and entertain the ministers, and services were regularly conducted in one of her cottages.

While our departed brother was very young, he was deprived of the counsel and prayers of his godly mother. At a place called “Hope’s Gate” George heard our people, was convinced of sin, decided for God, and joined society. Shortly afterwards he removed to Shrewsbury and began to preach. From Shrewsbury he went to Liverpool, from which latter place he was sent to King’s Lynn as a travelling preacher. This was in 1833. From that time he travelled twenty-four years in the Norwich and Brinkworth districts, and under the General Missionary Committee. He was superannuated by the Conference held at Cambridge in 1857, and came to reside at Lynn.

His health was shattered and at times his sufferings were severe. Still he attended the means of grace as well as official meetings to the utmost limit of his strength, By much weakness and great suffering he was brought to the end of his journey on Friday, December 3, 1875, when he peacefully passed away to be for ever with the Lord.

Family

George was born on 5 December 1803 at Bromlow, Shropshire, to parents Gardner and Mary. He was baptised on 16 December 1803 at Worthen, Shropshire.

He married Catherine Salmon (1803-1875) on 11 May 1837 at Gaywood with Bawsey & Mintlyn, Norfolk. 

George died on 3 December 1875 at Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Circuits

  • 1833 Lynn
  • 1834 Rockland
  • 1836 Wisbech
  • 1837 Brandon
  • 1838 Aylsham
  • 1840 Andover
  • 1842 Moreton
  • 1843 Wangford
  • 1844 Pembroke
  • 1846 Oxford
  • 1847 Stroud
  • 1848 Cirencester
  • 1850 Micheldever
  • 1852 Highworth
  • 1854 Andover
  • 1856 Peterborough
  • 1857 Lynn (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1877/303

PM Minutes 1876/8

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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