- George Snowden (1737-1812) entered the itinerancy in 1769 and spent the first fifteen years of his ministry in Ireland, indicating that he may have been an Irishman by birth. In 1775 he removed to England where he exercised an active circuit ministry until superannuation in 1808. He spent his retirement in Macclesfield. Source: Minutes of Conference 1812and Kenneth Garlick, An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers and Missionaries, and the stations to which they were appointed 1739-1818
From Sheffield to his brother 'Jere' [Jeremiah] Bardsley in Tib Lane, Manchester. He received Jeremiah's kind letter and felt thankful that God 'is preserving thee in thy ways and giving thee precious health'.
He hopes that Jeremiah's neighbours 'will be in good earnest for heaven after so many loud calls'.
Bardsley is in reasonable spiritual and physical health, The good work prospers here and they have surprisingly large congregations out of doors. They expect dear [John] Wesley to be in Rotherham next Thursday and on Friday he will travel on to Sheffield - he proposes staying over until the Sunday.
Jeremiah should let Bardsley know if he intends to come to Conference [opened in Leeds on August 7th 1781] or not. If he does not come, then Bardsley hopes to come to Manchester to see him once the Conference is over.
He intends to send some knives with Mr Goddard for Bolton. Jeremiah should leave them at [George] Snowden's house until Brother [George] Escrick can call for them.
His dear love should be passed to Brother John and any others who ask after him.
In a postscript he mentions that they had a 'comfortable' quarter day on Thursday.