George Wallis

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Date published: 29/04/2017
© Newbury Weekly News

GEORGE WALLIS

 

THE REV. G. WALLIS

 

The deceased who for 39 years had been in the active ministry of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, and for 24 years a supernumerary, died on Monday morning, at his residence in Priory-road, at the advanced age of 84.

 

Sixty three years ago, when a young man of twenty-one, he was sent from Wiltshire to assist in the newly-opened mission in Berkshire and Hampshire. In the latter county he was subjected to brutal treatment from infuriated mobs for no other offence than that of preaching of the gospel He lived however to see the hostility shown in this infant community, entirely cease, while the devoted labours of himself and his colleagues have been so blessed that the Primitive Methodist chapels and preaching places in the county are probably more numerous than of any other Nonconformist body. Mr Wallis has been laid aside for several years, through increasing physical and mental infirmity.

 

The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday), a memorial service will be held at the Primitive Methodist Church at 2.45.

 

Newbury Weekly News 18 March 1894

Mrs P p 37

Died 12 March 1894 aged 84

 

Also wife Fanny Wallis died 1 July 1877 aged 64

 

(Missing years)

Sources:Newbury Weekly News and Mrs pattison

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