Townsend, George (1861-1950)

Family

George was born on 15 August 1861 at Drighlington, Yorkshire, to parents Luke Townsend, a tailor & draper, and Elizabeth Holdsworth.

Census returns identify the following occupations for George.

  • 1881 insurance agent
  • 1901 Congregational minister
  • 1911 registration and election agent
  • 1939 retired secretary

Married Clara Liley (1862-1944) in early 1889 at Drighlington, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Dorothea Agataha (1893-1918)  
  • Margery Ellen (b1896) – married Charles Noel Carter, a medical practitioner, in 1938

Died on 4 September 1950 at Penkhull, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Circuits

  • 1883 Halifax I
  • 1884 Burnley
  • 1886 disappears
  • 1894-1902 Stoke on Trent – Congregational minister

References

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

Surman Index id: 27743 

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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