Collison, George

Collison, George an English Independent minister and educator, was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, January 6, 1772. He received a superior education for that. period, and when about seventeen years of age was articled to a solicitor. In 1792, having experienced religion, he entered Hoxton College in 1797 became assistant-tutor in that institution, and on September 14 of the same year was ordained pastor of the Independent Church at Walthamstow, which office he held jointly with his tutorship. In 1801 he relinquished his engagements at Hoxton, and in 1803 became tutor in the Hackney Theological Seminary, which was just then founded. He resigned his pastorate at Walthamstow in 1837, but held his office in Hackney until his death, February 6, 1847. Mr. Collison was a man of great purity of character, a sound divine, and eminently catholic in spirit. He wasone of the founders of the London Missionary and Religious Tract societies, and an ardent supporter of all similar institutions. See (Lond.) Evangelical Magazine 1847, page 137; 1848, page 1.

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