West, George (1810-1870)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1866
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 (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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