The August 2015 edition of Footprints includes an update on Nonconformists in Northamptonshire.
by Graham Ward
The Northamptonshire Family History Society have published a booklet written by myself as a guide to the multitude of resources available when researching nonconformist history and family connections. Details are available here, together with a summary of the web sites referred to in the booklet.
Available from the Northamptonshire Family History Society bookstall for £2.50 plus postage (UK 45p, airmail £1.40) ISBN 1904460275, First published November 2004, revised 2007.
The 1851 Religious Census of Northamptonshire
by Graham Ward
One of the main features of Victorian local history was the balance between the religious denominations, which varied from place to place. The one and only time a religious census was taken in this country was in 1851. This exercise was undertaken alongside the regular census, taken every ten years from 1801. This volume gives a synopsis of the returns of each place of religious worship in every place in the county, and Graham Ward, the editor, explains the problems inherent in the way the census was designed and looks at issues raised by this one and only attempt to measure religious allegiance with statistical precision.
This is a Victor Hatley Memorial volume available from the Northamptonshire Record Society Wotton Hall Park, Northampton, UK, NN4 8BQ Telephone: 01604 762297. ISBN 0 901275 65 4, 266 pages, Published 2007. The cost is £9.50 (plus p & p) .