West, George (1810-1870)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866

Early years

George was born on 22 December 1810 at Piddington, Northants. His mother died when George was six years old. He was apprenticed to a Wesleyan local preacher, who sent him to Sunday School.

George was converted in 1834, having attended a lovefeast in his native village. He accepted a call in 1838 into ministry through the Scotter circuit.

Family

The 1851 census identifies George as a widower. Census returns do not identify his first wife.

He married Rachel Catton, nee Bilton, (1823-1855) on 12 April 1852 at Roos, East Yorkshire.

George married Mary Jane Spalding, nee Walker (1822-1908) at Brigg, Lincolnshire in the spring of 1859.

George died on 28 October 1870 Camden, London.

Circuits

  • 1839 Scotter
  • 1840 Halifax
  • 1841 Leeds
  • 1842 Southampton
  • 1843 Portsmouth
  • 1844 Isle of Wight
  • 1845 London
  • 1846 Scarborough
  • 1847 Hornsea
  • 1849 Selby
  • 1851 Patrington
  • 1852 Glasgow
  • 1855 Doncaster
  • 1856 Gainsborough
  • 1858 Scotter
  • 1860 Scarborough
  • 1861 Spilsby
  • 1863 Kelsale
  • 1865 Guernsey
  • 1866 Peterborough
  • 1868 Chalfont St Giles
  • 1870 London ll

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866 (portrait); 1871/616

PM Minutes 1871/7

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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