Month: May 2009

Surman Index of Congregational ministers online

Charles Surman’s biographical card index of Congregational ministers includes the names of about 32,000 individuals, and, where known, their dates, details of their education, ministries or other employment, together with the sources used. It covers the period from the mid-seventeenth century to 1972, and though it focuses on England and Wales, it includes Congregational ministers […]

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The church meeting in heaven

By the late REV. J. RYLAND “What singing! what shouting! what heavenly greeting! Shall there be, at that general, triumphant church-meeting. Nor illness, nor business, nor length of the way,  Shall keep from that meeting one brother away.  Temptations, and trials, no more shall be known;  Nor Satan, nor sin, shall e’er cause us to […]

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Why Edintone?

One branch of my family, Vorley, originates from Great Addington in Northamptonshire and were known to be living there in the 17th century.  In the Domesday Book, Great and Little Addington are recorded as Edintone.   It probably derives from a personal name viz. an ‘estate associated with a man called Eadda or Æddi’. © 2009 – 2012, Graham […]

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