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John C. George (1803-59)

John C. George was born at Roxton in Bedfordshire. Converted as a young man, George entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1808.

He served as a missionary in Ceylon 1826-37 and after returning home spent a year as a supernumary.

George served as a circuit minister for twenty years. He died in 1859 while attached to the Glasgow Circuit.

In 1849, George was arraigned with James Everett and several others before the Conference for reformist agitation. George refused to answer the questions put to him and was punished with disqualification from the office of Superintendent.

Source: Hill's Arrangement 1858 and Minutes of Conference 1849 and 1859

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