About George Meunix
Upon this guarantee, Derick Hoste, of Middleburg, persuaded "a very learned and devout young man," George Meunix, to undertake the ministry for one year. The congregation of Yarmouth thought his talents hidden in Canvey, for they took steps to secure his ministrations, that brought upon them a rebuke from the London community. Being bound to serve the islanders for one year, George Meunix remained with them that time, for he deputed two of the community to be representatives at the colloque held in London in 1646. Upon his resignation Dom. Ketelaere undertook the ministry, and during his absence from the island to attend the colloque of the following year the Dutch found it necessary that baptism should be administered by the English, whereupon the consistory of Canvey begged their minister should return to them the earliest moment business would allow. Neither he nor his probable successor, Isack Snijers, found the circumstances of life on the island sufficiently attractive to remain long, for, in 1650, the Dutch complained that they had been a year without any minister.