George Sykes (1782-1817)
George Sykes was described as a 'pious young man of plain but improvable talents' on the occasion of his acceptance for the itinerancy by the Conference of 1808. He was at that time resident in the Manchester circuit and was unmarried.
Sykes exercised an active circuit ministry for nine years. His final circuit was Paisley in Scotland. He was compelled by failing health to retire from the ministry in March 1817 and he died on 18 October of the same year. He left a widow and one child.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1818 and manuscript list of Preachers on Trial 1803-33 (MARC)