Dawson, George

PREACHER, EDITOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 24 Feb 1821, London - DIED 30 Nov 1876, Birmingham: Kings Norton
GRAVE LOCATION Birmingham, West Midlands: Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street, Hockley (Plot 507.O)

George Dawson became minister of Mount Zion Baptist chapel in Birmingham in 1844. He was unconventional and attracted many followers there until in 1847 a Unitarian church was created especially for him, the Church of the Saviour. There he preached for thirty years. He didn't consider himself a Unitarian but he was adverse to doctrinal rigidity.

Daswon had literary interests as well. He befriended Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson and he lectured at the Birmingham and Midland Institute on English literature. He was also the editor of the Birmingham Morning News in the 1870s and there he employed Marie Bethell Beauclerc.

After his sudden death in 1876 he was buried at Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham. He left a wife, Susan, and a son, Bernard.

Related persons
• employed Beauclerc, Marie Bethell

Sources
George Dawson (preacher) - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of George Dawson at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2011)

 

The grave of George Dawson at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2011)

 


De Filippo, Eduardo

Published: 27 Apr 2015
Last update: 27 Apr 2015