George Bromley

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1888

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1888

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1913

1841-1912

By Geoff Dickinson

Early years

George was born in 1841 at Hyde, Cheshire, to parents Robert and Mary. Robert made boots and shoes.

Ministry

George’s obituary records that his faith was strong and real, he was well read in Methodist theology, he had an open mind for, and keen appreciation of, our ever advancing knowledge, and was quick to gather the fruit which scholars made accessible, and he had an expert knowledge of the laws and usages of the Connexion he loved so much and served so well.

He was a judicious administrator, a wise counsellor, a true friend; one who, when his word had been given, never departed from it whatever of personal loss or inconvenience it might bring upon himself.

His sermons were well conceived and delivered with vigour, and earnestness of his spirit made his message ever profitable.

Family

George married Nancy Mellor (1838-1867) in the summer of 1865 at Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire.

George married Fanny Bromham (1843-1930) in the summer of 1867 at Swansea, Glamorgan.

George died on 5 August 1912 at Hendon, Middlesex.

Circuits

  • 1859 Gravesend & Aveley
  • 1860 Chelmsford
  • 1861 Chippenham
  • 1863 Frome
  • 1864 Swansea
  • 1865 Radstock
  • 1867 Pillowell
  • 1870 Redruth
  • 1873 Hereford
  • 1875 Bristol
  • 1878 Loughborough
  • 1880 Nottingham lll
  • 1883 Sleaford
  • 1886 Whitby
  • 1889 Staithes
  • 1891 Hereford
  • 1893 Pillowell
  • 1894 Westgate
  • 1897 Margate
  • 1899 Worthing
  • 1902 Fulham
  • 1903 Forest Hill (S)

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1868/245 (Nancy); 1888 (portrait); 1913/152

PM Minutes 1913/18

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

 

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