Wood, George (1821-1859)


A transcription of the obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Parkinson Milson is attached. He records the following regarding his preaching.

“As a preacher his abilities were very respectable, and he was well received. He was not barbarous in the use of language; no unlettered person needed to enquire whether he spoke plain English or not. He did not preach in such a style as to mystify or render difficult of conception to common minds the truths he published, but he used “sound speech” intelligible to his hearers.”


George was born on 23 January 1821 at Knottingley, Yorkshire, to parents John and Harriet.

George died on 3 August 1859 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire. At the time of his death George was married with a young son. I have not been able to identify the wife or child in online records. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


  • 1846 Driffield
  • 1847 Bridlingtyon
  • 1848 London
  • 1849 Hull West
  • 1851 Brigg
  • 1853 Hull I
  • 1855 Hull II
  • 1857 Louth
  • 1859 Grimsby


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1860/8

PM Minutes 1860/6

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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