Beard, George an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Southwark in 1793. He was converted when seven; became local preacher at eighteen; was appointed a missionary to the West Indies in 1826; labored there until 1838, then on various circuits in Eligland until 1866, when he became a supernumerary. The evening of his life was spent at Charlestown, Cornwall, where he died, April 5, 1877. His sermons were simple, original, earnest. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1877, p. 34.