George Glansford was a crew member of the Duke of York. He was from Barking, in Essex, England, and appears to have come from a family of mariners. Little is known about his life before he sailed for South Australia. Glansford is mentioned relatively frequently in Morgan’s journal as he attended prayers. On 28 April 1836 Morgan wrote that he believed the spirit of God ‘to be working on the mind and in the hearts of two young men Glansford and Jones’. During the voyage Morgan gave Glansford a Bible and prayer book, and mentioned in his journal that the two read scripture together.
In 1837 Glansford was speared and killed while lost on the coast of Queensland. He had been on the Duke of York during its use as a whaling vessel.