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The Register
of
Claremont
Baptist Meeting House,
Shrewsbury.
1766-1808.

Shrewsbury Claremont Baptist Meeting-House.

MINISTERS.

SAMUEL TRAVERS, } 1680.
- WATKINS,

JOSIAH THOMPSON, 1718-1725. removed to Pershore.

ROBERT MORRIS, 1725 -.

JOHN SEDGFIELD. 1742-1745. removed to Froome.

JOHN OULTON, JUNR., 1745-1748, removed to Rawdon, Yorks.

WILLIAM MORGAN. 1748-1753, died.

REES EVANS, 1753-1757, removed to Tewksbury.

CHARLES ROGERS, 1759-[1762], removed to Exeter.

JOHN PYNE, 1762-1773, removed. and formed separate congregation in Barker Street, shortly after dissolved.

JOHN SANDYS, 1773-1781, removed to London.

- WYKES, [1781]-1783, removed.

WILLIAM SMITH, [1783]-1788, removed to London.

No Minister 1788-1793.

JOHN PALMER, 1793-1822, resigned, and d. 15 May 1823, bur. in a vault in the chapel.

MANOAH KENT, June 12, 1823-April 10, 1844.

JOHN BAXTER PIKE, July 21, 1844-Sept. 29, 1846.

W.P. WILLIAMS (a Student), was there only a little over a year but no record as to actual date except as noted. Resigned June 29. 1849.

JAMES SMITH, February 2, 1851-January 25, 1852. removed to Cheltenham.

THOMAS HOW, September 12. 1852-1865.

HENRY ANGUS, 1866-1872.

ROBERT SHINDLER, February 9. 1873-October 31, 1875. removed to Eythorne.

WILLIAM WRIGHT ROBINSON, April, 1876-January, 1885, removed to Astwood Bank.

GEORGE NATHANIEL WILLIAMS, January 3. 1886-June, 1888. removed to Stretford.

HECTOR WORTIGEN THOMAS, February, 1889-April 20, 1890, removed to Atherton.

WILLIAM MAURICE, February 15, 1891-December 1895, removed to Oakengates.

DAVID MORGAN DAVIES, M.A., February 7. 1897. Still continues.

From Samuel Travers to John Palmer, the list is taken from History and Antiquities of Shrewsbury, Thomas Phillips, 1837, pp. 108-9, and from Manoah Kent to present time, the names and particulars have been kindly compiled from Available Records by Mr. G.E. Franklin. the honorary secretary of the congregation.

iv CLAREMONT BAPTIST MEETING-HOUSE.

The memorial stones of the present building were laid on 2 August 1877, by Messrs. C.C. Cotes, M.P., and R. Corry. It takes the place of the meeting-house (enlarged in 1809), which was opened on 22nd September 1780, on the present site. The earlier building was in Still House Shut.

GEORGE EYRE EVANS.
Tan-y-bryn, Aberystwyth,
Midsummer Day, 1902.

The Register.

A volume 13 in. tall, and 8 1/2 in. broad, bound in rough leather. No. 36, Shropshire. in General Register Office. Somerset House, W.C.

The Rev. Manoah Kent says, on 27 January 1837, when depositing the book with the Commissioners:- "Minister since 1823. My predecessor, Rev. J. Palmer, who was min. here 27 years, wrote the undernoted statement":-

" A Register of Children Born of Parents belonging to the Baptized Church of Christ, meeting for Divine Worship in Dog Lane, Shrewsbury, and of others who usually attend there, though not members of the Church. Written by Jno. Palmer, Pastor. Some of the following names are copied from old register Books belonging to the Church."

1766 Thomas, s of Thomas & Margaret Stephens, p. St. Alkmund, b. 22 March.
1767 John, s. of Joseph & Jane Edgerley, p. St. Chadd, b. 31 July.
1768 Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph & Jane Edgerley, p. St. Chadd, b. 27 November.
1769 Joseph, s. of Joseph & Jane Edgerley, p. St. Chadd, b. 27 December.
" John, s. of Thomas & Margaret Stephens, p. St. Alkmund, b. 4 July.
1772 Elizabeth, the 2nd dau. of Joseph and Jane Edgerley, p. St. Chad, b. 24 August.
1773 Thomas & Samuel, twin sons of Joseph & Jane Edgerley, p. St. Chad, b. 18 October.
1776 William, s. of John & Elizabeth Bromley, p. St. Julian, b. 6 March.
1775 Ann, dau. of Joseph & Jane Edgerley, p. St. Chadd, b. 9 February.
1776 Ann, the 2nd dau. of Joseph & Jane Edgerley, p. St. Chadd, b. 30 July.
" Richard, s. of Thomas & Margaret Stephens, p. St. Alkmond, b. 25 December.
1777 Sarah, dau. of John & Mary Price, p. St. Chad, b. 12 May.

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1777 Mary, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, p. [blank], b. 20 July.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Elizabeth Pearce, p. St. Chad, b. 2 September.
1778 Charles, s. of Edward & Eleaner Cheshire [blank], b. 7 August.
1779 Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Eccleston, p. St. Julian, b. 8 December.
" Hannah, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, of Salop, b. 17 August.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Elizabeth Bromley, p. St. Julian, 22 November.
1780 William, s. of William & Elizabeth Pearce, p. St. Chad, b. 15 June.
Mary, dau. of Edward & Eleanor Cheshire, b. 13 September.
1781 Thomas, s. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, of Salop, b. 15 January.
" Margaret, dau. of John & Elizabeth Bromley, p. St. Julian, b. 3 May.
" John, s. of Richard & Mary Lewis, of Pontisbury, b. 8 December.
1782 William, s. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, of Salop, b. 25 February.
" Harriot, dau. of Edward & Eleanor Cheshire, b. 15 January.
" Ann, dau. of William & Elizabeth Pearce, p. St. Chad, b. 9 October.
1784 Eliza, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth Eccleston, p. St. Julian, b. 27 February.
" Ellanor, dau. of John & Elizabeth Bromley, p. St. Chad, b. 4 May.
" Catharine, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, of Salop, b. 21 August.
" John, s. of Edward & Eleanor Cheshire, p. St. Chad, b. 4 December.
1785 Richard, s. of William & Elizabeth Pearce, p. St. Chad, b. 29 March.
" Mary Ann, dau. of Richard & Hannah Manday, p. St. Chad, b. 3 April.

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1786 Hannah, dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth Eccleston, p. St. Alkmund, b. 3 March.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Mary Rider, of Welchpool, b. 22 May.
" Ann, dau. of Thomas & Mary Hawley, p. St. Chad, b. 22 June.
" George Bean, s. of Thirston & Mary Dale, p. St. Chad, b. 5 September.
" Josiah, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Blakemore, b. 21 November.
1787 Eleanor, dau. of Edward & Eleanor Cheshire, of Salop, b. 18 February.
" Sarah, dau. of Richard & Hannah Munday, p. St. Chad, b. 26 March.
" James, s. of John & Elizabeth Bromley, p. St. Julian, b. 28 April.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, of Salop, b. 27 May.
" John, s. of John & Mary Evans, p. St. Chad, b. 8 July.
1788 Mary, dau. of William & Mary Rider, of Welchpool, b. 12 January.
" William, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Eccleston, p. St. Chad, b. 15 May.
" Edward, s. of Edward & Eleanor Cheshire, b. 5 July.
" Mary, dau. of William & Elizabeth Pearce, p. St. Chad, b. 20 July.
1789 Mary, dau. of William & Elizabeth Woodward, p. St. Chad, b. 26 February.
" William, s. of Thomas & Ann Jones, p. St. Chad, b. 8 May.
" Thomas, s. of John & Mary Heath, p. St. Mary, b. 3 September.
1790 Samuel, s. of William & Elizabeth Pearce, p. St. Chad, b. 30 March.
" Mary, dau. of John & Elizabeth Bromley, p. St. Julian, b. 17 August.
" Samuel, s. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, of Salop, b. 4 September.
" William, s. of William & Elizabeth Woodward, p. St. Chad, b. 6 September.

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1791 John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Eccleston, p. St. Mary, b. 1 January.
" Richard, s. of Richard & Hannah Munday, p. St. Chad, b. 19 February.
" Eliza, dau. of Edward & Eleanor Cheshire, b. 10 December.
1793 Henry, s. of Richard & Hannah Munday, p. St. Chad, b. 19 February.
" Mary, dau. of Joseph & Sally Edgerley, p. St. Mary, b. 22 June.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, p. St. Julian, b. 25 December.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Butter, Birmingham, b. 15 May.
1794 Elizabeth, dau. of John & Mary Heath, p. St. Mary, b. 20 February.
" Joseph, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Eccleston, p. St. Mary, b. 7 March.
" David, s. of Hugh & Sarah Ellis, p. St. Chad, b. 23 March.
" Richard, s. of William & Mary Rider, Welsh Pool, b. 15 May.
" John, s. of John & Elizabeth Burnley, p. St. Julian, b. 24 June.
" Salley, dau. of Joseph & Sally Edgerley, p. St. Mary, b. 20 July.
" George, s. of Richard & Sarah Williams, p. St. Chad, b. 11 November.
1795 Hannah Pick, dau. of Richard & Hannah Munday, p. St. Chad, b. 3 January.
" William, s. of Thomas & Mary Butter, Birmingham, b. 20 April.
" Frances, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hughes, of Salop, b. 27 July.
" Sarah, dau. of David & Esther Ellis, p. St. Chad, b. 9 August.
1796 Sarah, dau. of Hugh & Sarah Ellis, p. St. Chad, b. 19 January.
" John, s. of William & Martha Kirkham, p. St. Chad, b. 22 May.

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1796 Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Ann Evans, p. St. Philip's, Birmingham, b. 11 August.
1797 Martha, dau. of William & Sarah Skelhorne, p. St. Chad, b. 23 February.
" Mary, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams, p. St. Chad, b. 11 March.
" William, s. of John & Eleanor Pierce, of Salop, b. 24 October.
" Anne, dau. of John & Mary Hayward, p. St. Alkmund, b. 24 December.
1798 Thomas, s. of Thomas & Mary Butter, of Birmingham, b. 8 January.
" John, s. of Hugh & Sarah Ellis, p. St. Chad, b. 22 February.
" John, s. of John & Sarah Woodburn, Salop, b. 3 April.
" Edward, s. of George & Elizabeth Bafton, p. Holy Cross, b. 15 May.
" Nimrod, s. of Richard & Ann Roberts, p. Shawbury, b. 4 June.
1799 George, s. of William & Sarah Reeves, p. St. Chad, b. 9 August.
1798 Edward, s. of David & Esther Ellis, p. St. Chad, b. 14 October.
" Martha, dau. of John & Catharine Bennett, p. Wrockwardine, b. 14 August.
1800 Jonah, s. of Thomas & Mary Butter, p. St. Mary, b. 18 May.
1798 John, s. of James & Hannah Peplow, p. St. Alkmund, b. 17 June.
1799 Elizabeth, dau. of William & Sarah Reeves, p. St. Chad, b. 13 January.
" John, s. of Joseph & Sally Edgerley, p. St. Mary, b. 5 March.
" Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Robert & Elizabeth Hughes, p. St. Chad, b. 16 April.
" Rebecca, dau. of Peter & Martha Gammon, p. Meol Brace, b. 6 July.
" Mary, dau. of John & Hannah Perry, p. St. Julian, b. 14 July.

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1799 Sarah, dau. of Thomas & Mary Williams, p. St. Chad, b. 14 July.
" John, s. of Griffith & Jane Watkins, p. Llanfechan, Montgomeryshire, b. 11 November.
1800 Mary, dau. of George & Elizabeth Bafton, p. St. Chad, b. 10 May.
" George, s. of Joseph & Sally Edgerley, p. St. Mary, b. 13 August.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams, p. St. Chad, b. 21 December.
" Mary, dau. of William & Martha Kirkham, p. St. Mary, b. 29 January.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William & Rebecca Bradley, p. Acton Scott, b. 4 February.
" Thomas, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Roberts, p. St. Mary, b. 24 October.
" Mary, dau. of James & Ann Bannister, Trowbridge, Wilts, b. 8 August.
1801 John, s. of John & Catherine Bennett, Wimbridge, Salop, b. 7 January.
" Ann, dau. of John & Sarah Stevens, p. St. Alkmund, b. 15 January.
" William, s. of William & Mary Griffiths, p. St. Chad, b. 8 January.
" Mary, dau. of Stephen & Mary Pugh, p. St. Mary, b. 14 February.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hawley, p. Westbury, at the Alcocks, b. 4 June.
" Mary Hannah, dau. of Richard & Mary Hilditch, p. Aston, Staffordshire, b. 26 November.
1802 Thomas, s. of Thomas & Ann Fallows, p. St. Chad, b. 25 February.
" Elizabeth, dau. of George & Elizabeth Bafton, p. St. Chad, b. 13 March.
" Catharine, dau. of John &Hannah Perry, p. St. Julian, b. 11 April.
" William, s. of John & Sarah Owen, p. Stanton-on-Hine Heath, b. 23 May.
" John, s. of John & Sarah Stevens, p. St. Alkmund, b. 29 August.

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1802 William, s. of David & Margaret Jones, of Bowmere Heath, p. Preston Gubbes, b. 2 November.
" Edward, s. of William & Sarah Reeves, p. St. Chad, b. 7 November.
" Rebecca, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hawley, p. Westbury, at the Alcocks, b. 13 November.
" Sarah, dau. of William & Ann Morris, p. St. Alkmund, b. 29 October.
" Hannah, dau. of James & Ann Bannister, p. Horsley, Gloucestershire, b. 27 November.
" Ann, dau. of Thomas & Mary Thomas, p. St. Mary, b. 18 February.
" William, s. of William & Martha Kirkham, p. St. Mary, b. 11 July.
1803 James, s. of John & Mary Tomkins, p. Meolebrace, b. 12 January.
" John, s. of Thomas & Hannah Lea, p. St. Julian, b. 22 January.
" James, s. of Thomas & Mary Butter, p. St. Mary, b. 25 April.
" Ann, dau. of Richard & Sarah Williams, p. St. Chad, b. 6 March.
" John, s. of William & Mary Griffiths, p. St. Martin, Birmingham, b. 6 June.
" Edward, s. of Richard & Elizabeth Williams, p. Baschurch, Salop, b. 20 May.
" Lydia, s. of Joseph & Sally Edgerley, p. St. Mary, b. 19 June.
" Lydia, dau. of John & Sarah Stevens, p. St. Alkmund, b. 4 October.
" Jane, dau. of Griffith & Jane Watkins, p. St. Chad, b. 10 August.
" John, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Crumpton, p. St. Chad, b. 8 November.
" John, s. of Evan & Mary Morgan, p. St. Chad, b. 18 December.
" Jane, dau. of Samuel & Hannah Hollis, p. St. Mary, b. 23 December.
1804 Phebe, dau. of Thomas & Sarah Bayley, p. Stapleton, b. 6 April.

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1804 Sarah, dau. of Thomas & Ann Fallows, p. St. Alkmund, b. 25 February.
" George, s. of George & Elizabeth Bafton, p. St. Chad, b. 14 February.
" John, s. of John & Ann Everall, p. St. Mary, b. 16 May.
" William, s. of William & Rebecca Bradley, p. Acton Scott, b. 11 July.
" Mary, dau. of Edward & Margaret Jones, p. St. Julian, b. 9 July.
" Esther, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hawley, p. Westbury, b. 6 September.
" William, s. of John & Hannah Perry, p. St. Julian, b. 26 October.
" Thomas, s. of Joseph & Sally Edgerley, p. St. Mary, b. 8 October.
" Jane, dau. of David & Margaret Jones, p. Preston Gubbes, b. 2 November.
" Martha, dau. of Thomas & Martha Wright, p. Horsley, Gloucestershire, b. 9 May.
1805 Thomas, s. of Thomas & Hannah Leah, p. St. Julian, b. 9 January.
" Mary, dau. of John & Esther Kite, p. Lileshall, b. 23 January.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Crumpton, p. St. Chad, b. 1 February.
" Isaac, s. of James & Ann Bannister, p. Wootton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, b. 12 October.
" William, s. of John & Catherine Bennett, p. Wombridge, b. 1 August.
" Mary, dau. of Richard & Elizabeth Bayley, p. St. Alkmund, b. 15 August.
" John, s. of Thomas & Mary Thomas, p. St. Mary, b. 2 September.
" Mary, dau. of William & Mary Griffiths, p. Aston, Birmingham, b. 31 October.
1806 Thomas, s. of John & Jane Barnett, p. St. Chad, b. January.
" Richard, s. of Thomas & Ann Fallows, p. St. Alkmond, b. 26 April.

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1806 John, s. of Thomas & Mary Butter, p. St. Mary, b. 13 April.
" Richard, s. of Richard & Mary Hilditch, p. Yardley, Worcs., b. 16 June.
" Mary, dau. of Matthew & Susannah Powell, p. Bettws, Salop, b. 6 March.
" Evan, s. of Evan & Mary Morgan, p. St. Chad, b. 19 March.
" Ann, dau. of William & Rebecca Bradley, p. Acton Scott, b. 1 May.
" John, s. of George & Elizabeth Bafton, p. St. Chad, b. 25 April.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hawley, Caros Castle, p. Westbury, b. 6 May.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John & Eleanor Spence, p. St. Chad, b. 23 July.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Sarah Bayley, p. Aston, Birmingham, b. 21 August.
" Martha, dau. of Edward & Margaret Jones, p. St. Julian, b. 13 September.
" James, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Crumpton, p. St. Chad, b. 12 November.
" Mary, dau. of Samuel & Hannah Hollis, p. St. Julian, b. 6 November.
" William, s. of Griffith & Jane Watkins, p. St. Chad, b. 20 December.
1807 Elizabeth, dau. of Richard & Ellzabeth Bayley, p. St. Alkmund, b. 1 January.
" John, s. of Richard & Sarah Williams, p. St. Chad, b. 12 January.
" Catharine Venables, dau. of John & Catharine Evanson, Whitchurch, b. 8 February.
" William, s. of William & Sarah Harrison, Whitchurch, b. 21 March.
" Samuel, s. of Thomas & Hannah Leah, p. St. Julian, b. 9 October.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas & Rebecca Hawley, of Caros Castle, p. Westbury, b. 25 November.
1808 Thomas, s. of William & Rebecca Bradley, p. Acton Scott, b. 6 February.

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1808 Samuel, s. of John & Jane Barnett, p. St. Chad, b. 26 February.
" Sarah, dau. of George & Elizabeth Bafton, p. St. Chad, b. 10 March.
" Joseph, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Crumpton, p. St. Chad, b. 17 June.
" Wickliff, s. of Thomas & Sarah Bayley, p. Aston, Birmingham, b. 30 June.

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