Wednesday, 20 June 2012

New London Nonconformist website

A new free, non-commercial website about Nonconformist minister Dr. William Bengo Collyer (1782-1854) of Hanover Chapel, Peckham, is now online at www.wbcollyer.org and contains the following useful materials:

* Transcript of Hanover Chapel baptism registers (1801-37) with index to parents and witnesses – 814 entries. (Details of witnesses do not appear in any other published index of the register.) Transcript of 1837-54 register (900+ entries) is coming soon, followed by other Independent chapels in Camberwell (Grove, Mansion House, Marlborough chapels) www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_96

* Subscribers to Dr. Collyer’s printed works (1809-23) – 2000+ entries. At some future date I will look at indexing the subscribers to works by some of Dr. C’s contemporaries. www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_13

* London Missionary Society donors and subscribers connected with the Camberwell and Peckham branches. Lists for various years between 1818 and 1843 are regularly added to at www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_110

There are also some biographical notes on 100+ fathers of children baptised at Hanover Chapel, of varying detail and growing in number, at www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_93.

Further work will include transcriptions of further material catalogued by Southwark Local History Library concerning Hanover Chapel (including congregation lists).

The site is a work in progress, and updates can be obtained via www.twitter.com/wbcollyer or www.facebook.com/williambengo.collyer.

(With thanks to Emma Jolly @emmajolly and marcol at Rootsweb www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,603176.new.html)

Chris

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