Sharpe, George Coverdale (1872-1944)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1905

George’s birth was registered in the spring of 1872. He was born at Belsay, Northumberland to parents Thomas, a stationary engineman (1891), and Jane.

Before entering the ministry he worked as a general labourer.

George married Agnes Florence Spoor (1888-1910) in the summer of 1903 in the Knaresborough Registration District. She was the daughter of John Joseph Spoor.

  • Walter Coverdale (1904-1995)
  • Dorothy Coverdale (1909-1996) – married George W. Newberry in 1933

After leaving the Primitive Methodist Ministry, George became a Unitarian Minister. From 1921-1937 he was the minister at Croydon.

George died in early 1944 at Hailsham, Sussex.


  • 1899 Spennymoor
  • 1904 Scarborough
  • 1907 Barnard Castle
  • 1909 ceased


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


Note: Many records spell the surname Sharp.

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