George Stanyer

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1927

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1927

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1924

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1924

1856-1926

By Geoff Dickinson

Early years

George was born on 9 August 1856 at Congleton, Cheshire to parents George and Mary. George, senior, was a brickmaker.

George was converted in early life. He became a member of Kinsey Street Church when aged fourteen. His class leader, James Broad, had been a co-worker with Hugh Bourne. George and Rev A A Birchenough were put on full plan together by Rev Samuel Morris.

Ministry

His obituary records that his ministry was evangelical; he laboured most successfully on all his circuits. He was well read in general literature, as was evidenced in his sermons. As a colleague he was trustworthy, and when in due course he entered upon the superintendency he was prudent in judgement, thereby winning the confidence of his officials. He was a circuit builder.

George served his districts as Building Committee Secretary, Sunday School Secretary, Missionary Secretary and as a member of the Candidates Examining Board.

Family

George married Hannah Turner (1850-1924) on 14 July 1881 at Congleton, Cheshire.

  • Charles Turner (1882-1945) – a civil servant
  • Mary Emily (1883-1971) - an assistant teacher (1911); married George Thomas Barton, a civil servant

George married Annie Louisa Darvill (1874-1958) in early 1926 at Maidenhead, Berkshire.

George died on 12 October 1926 at Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Circuits

  • Sunderland
  • 1877 Oswestry
  • 1878 Tunstall
  • 1879 Sandbach
  • 1881 Swindon
  • 1885 Motcombe
  • 1888 High Wycombe
  • 1890 Weymouth
  • 1895 Southampton
  • 1897 Hammersmith
  • 1902 Colnbrook
  • 1905 Bristol
  • 1909 Shaftsbury
  • 1913 Brynmawr
  • 1917 Maidenhead
  • 1918 Biddulph
  • 1921 Sherringham
  • 1923 Ealing (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913/966; 1924/880 (Hannah); 1927/221

PM Minutes 1927/272

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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