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St John's College O.75 (James 564)

A general view of the congregations of Protestant dissenters in England and Wales. English, 1776.

 

'A general view of the congregations of Protestant dissenters in England & Wales 1776.' By an unknown author.

Contents

  1. Tables for each of the counties of England from Bedfordshire to Yorkshire, giving the names of towns and villages, the number of their dissenting congregations, the number of these which are Baptists, and very occasionally their distance from the county town. The section ends with 'A general view of the several counties' giving totals for the number of dissenting and Baptist congregations. (fos 4v-32v)
  2. 'Wales.' Tables for each of the counties of North and South Wales, giving the names of towns and villages with the number of dissenting congregations and the number of these which are Baptists. At the end is 'A general view of the several counties in Wales' giving totals. (fos 34-41v)
  3. 'The state of the Baptist churches in Wales taken at ye association held at Usk on the 14 & 15 of June 1775.' 'The Baptists have 60 places of worship & are formed into 25 churches of which ye following is the present state 1775.' Gives details of the 25 churches and their branches including the counties they cover, the years in which their meeting houses were built, information about the administration of the Lord’s Supper and preaching, the names of the pastors and their assistants, and the number of members. (fos 42-46v)
  4. A note of various funds (widows, Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist) with sums per annum can be found on fo. 49v, and some shorthand notes and sums also appear on fo. 50v.
Supplementary information 

190 x 115mm. 50 folios. Paper. Fos 1-41 are written in a very elegant copperplate hand; a different neat hand takes over from fo. 41v. Binding: late 18th-century blind-tooled brown sheepskin over cardboard; sprinkled edges; illegible label on spine.

Given to the library by the administrator of J.E.B. Mayor (1825-1910) (book label, 1910). College bookplate inside front board.

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