Category: Nonconformists

Philip Doddridge : Further resources

Biography of John Ryland Jnr.

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St Gabriel’s, St Michael’s Road, Northampton

A “lost church” hidden in plain sight In some streets in London today there are so many coffee shops of one particular chain that you can see the next one further down the same street. In earlier days the same was true of churches, chapels and mission rooms along some streets of Northampton. The St […]

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John Taylor

John Taylor of Northampton (1831-1901)

“A Victorian Blogger” John Taylor was the son of a Northampton printer and publisher of the same names; he was born in Northampton on April 13th, 1831. John was educated at Northampton Grammar School, at a private school run by a Mr Emery, in College Street, Northampton, and for two years at the Castle Hill […]

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Northampton Chapels Mapped!

A new map shows the locations of nonconformist chapels within Northampton. Some buildings were used by several different denominations over the years. As a consequence of redevelopment, not all buildings are still in existence, particularly in the central area. If you zoom and click on the marker of interest full details about the use of the building is […]

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Was Olaudah Equiano a nonconformist?

In life Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March 1797) was known as Gustavus Vassa. Equiano has an unexplained link with the village of Soham in Cambridgeshire, England where he married an English lady, Susannah Cullen in 1792. It was from Soham in 1782 that the Baptist, Andrew Fuller originated before becoming the pastor of Kettering Baptist Church. […]

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Northampton Chapels mapped

This map shows the locations of nonconformist chapels within Northampton. Some buildings were used by several different denominations over the years. As a consequence of redevelopment, not all buildings are still in existence, particularly in the central area. If you zoom and click on the marker of interest full details about the use of the building is shown […]

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Philip Doddridge’s last resting place

Philip Doddridge never enjoyed the best of health. In life he had the appearance of a “bag of bones” and was always running from this place to that in the Lord’s work. When it became clear that his life was close to its end friends and supporters contributed to pay for the cost of him travelling to […]

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Nonconformist record transcriptions

If you are looking for transcriptions of non-conformist records in Northamptonshire the Eureka Partnership have started a series of booklets containing many records they have located and transcribed. Details of their Northamptonshire collection is here. Also remember that nonconformists often travelled some distance to attend the chapel of their choice, so it is often wise […]

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Sources for researching Nonconformists in Northamptonshire

Sources for researching Nonconformists in Northamptonshire

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The Ponder Family

Ponder family of Rothwell

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