Tetley, George (1800-1877)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.43a
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.43a

Early years

George was born on 30 November 1800 at Cleckheaton, Yorkshire. His parents were Samuel and Betty Tetley. George was baptised on 26 December 1800 in a congregational chapel in Cleckheaton.

Ministry

Petty relates that whilst stationed at Yarmouth in 1833, George and William Bowthorpe carried out effective open-air preaching and opened many new places. This included establishing a mission at Ipswich. In 1834, conference stationed 5 ministers in the Yarmouth circuit, previously there had been just two, as a result of the increase in numbers.

Petty also records the impressions of a Baptist minister at Bury St Edmunds who recognised that the open-air preaching of the PM preachers, including George, had a positive effect on the numbers active in other denominations.

George was President of Conference in 1855.

Family

George married Anne Fenton (1807-1884) on 8 July 1830 at Bury St Edmunds. They had seven children.

  • Ann Eliza (b1832) – a schoolmistress before marriage to David Wainwright
  • George (b1833) – grocer and draper
  • Sarah Ann (1835-1882  ) – married Jacob Humphries
  • Samuel (1837-1896) – commercial traveller
  • Louisa (1841-1924)
  • Charles George (1843-1916) – Primitive Methodist Minister
  • Mary Elizabeth (1846-1915) – married William Ives, a confectioner

George died on 9 August 1877 in Norwich.

Circuits

  • 1822 Leeds
  • 1824 Gainsborough
  • 1825 Hull (1 yr 6 mths)
  • 1826 London (2 yrs 6 mths)
  • 1829 Brandon
  • 1830 N Walsham
  • 1832 Yarmouth
  • 1834 Wisbech
  • 1836 Swaffham
  • 1837 Ipswich
  • 1840 Fakenham
  • 1843 Bury St Edmonds
  • 1844 Wangford
  • 1846 Yarmouth
  • 1848 E Dereham
  • 1850 Brandon
  • 1851 Thetford
  • 1853 N Walsham
  • 1855 Bedford
  • 1858 Swaffham
  • 1860 Norwich (Sup)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1828/690; 1839/41

PM Minutes 1878/7

J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p299, p390

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p21

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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