Stanyer, George (1856-1926)
George was born on 9 August 1856 at Congleton, Cheshire to parents George and Mary. George, senior, was a brickmaker.
George was converted in early life. He became a member of Kinsey Street Church when aged fourteen. His class leader, James Broad, had been a co-worker with Hugh Bourne. George and Rev A A Birchenough were put on full plan together by Rev Samuel Morris.
His obituary records that his ministry was evangelical; he laboured most successfully on all his circuits. He was well read in general literature, as was evidenced in his sermons. As a colleague he was trustworthy, and when in due course he entered upon the superintendency he was prudent in judgement, thereby winning the confidence of his officials. He was a circuit builder.
George served his districts as Building Committee Secretary, Sunday School Secretary, Missionary Secretary and as a member of the Candidates Examining Board.
George married Hannah Turner (1850-1924) on 14 July 1881 at Congleton, Cheshire.
- Charles Turner (1882-1945) – a civil servant
- Mary Emily (1883-1971) – an assistant teacher (1911); married George Thomas Barton, a civil servant
George married Annie Louisa Darvill (1874-1958) in early 1926 at Maidenhead, Berkshire.
George died on 12 October 1926 at Maidenhead, Berkshire.
- 1877 Oswestry
- 1878 Tunstall
- 1879 Sandbach
- 1881 Swindon
- 1885 Motcombe
- 1888 High Wycombe
- 1890 Weymouth
- 1895 Southampton
- 1897 Hammersmith
- 1902 Colnbrook
- 1905 Bristol
- 1909 Shaftsbury
- 1913 Brynmawr
- 1917 Maidenhead
- 1918 Biddulph
- 1921 Sherringham
- 1923 Ealing (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/966; 1924/880 (Hannah); 1927/221
PM Minutes 1927/272
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers