Rennison, George (1862-1937)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918

Early years

George was born in 1862 at Bridlington, Yorkshire to parents Thomas and Jane. Thomas was a joiner.

The 1881 census return identifies that George also trained as a joiner.

George was led into the experience of Christ by his Sunday school teacher.


His obituary records that George was a most lovable man, blessed with the natural gifts and graces so desirable in a minister of Jesus Christ. Preaching the gospel was his first delight and pastoral work was always attractive to him, whilst his gracious spirit was a potent factor for good. He was a bright and cheerful personality, a hard-working man, faithful to his duties. Christian thought and practice made him very sympathetic, and his love for the children was a most marked feature of his ministry.

Following superannuation, George was an active supernumerary in the Higher Openshaw circuit, Manchester.


George married Lilly Reynolds (1869-1949) in the summer of 1891 at Chester, Cheshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Amy (b1892)
  • Doris (1893-1975)
  • Lucy (1896-1968)
  • May (1904-1989)

George died on 15 January 1937 at Audenshaw, Manchester.


  • Hartley
  • 1887 Preston Brook
  • 1889 St Day
  • 1891 Plymouth
  • 1893 Newtown
  • 1895 Talke
  • 1899 Wrexham
  • 1901 Chester III
  • 1904 Market Drayton
  • 1905 Burnley II
  • 1909 Foxhill Bank
  • 1912 Rochdale
  • 1915 Lydbrook
  • 1918 Hereford
  • 1921 Presteign
  • 1924 Wigan
  • 1927 Manchester (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918/856

Methodist Minutes 1937/196

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • I have just added a photograph of his headstone on Find a Grave. He is buried with his wife Lilly in Audenshaw Cemetery, Gtr Manchester, Lancashire.

    By Mrs Joan Clegg (14/07/2022)

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