George Perks (1752-1833)
George Perks was born at Higford in Shropshire, the son of a wheelwright. He trained in Birmingham as a cabinet-maker and was married in 1779 to Elizabeth Claverley. The couple moved to Madeley soon after.
He was converted under the influence of John Fletcher and began to attend Methodist class meetings under the leadership of Mary Fletcher. Perks remained active in Methodism for the remainder of his life, serving as a class leader and as Secretary to the Madeley Benevolent Society.
Source: Methodist Magazine 1835, 895-900.