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The Register
of
Wem
Presbyterian Chapel,
1755-1814.

Wem
Presbyterian Chapel Register.

CONGREGATION AND BUILDINGS.

As early as 1558 a curate named Barnard refused to bury a certain William Glover, who dissented from "popish ceremonies" then practised at Wem. His body was buried in a neighbouring field; his brother, Robert Glover, had been burned at the stake at Coventry. in 1555. For some years prior to the Act of Uniformity, 1662, Wem enjoyed the ministry of the Rev. Andrew Parsons, M.A., a native of Devon, who took part in the ordination of the Rev. Philip Henry, M.A., in Prees Church. In 1660 he had been fined 200 for seditious words falsely sworn to have been spoken by him in a sermon, and ordered to be imprisoned until the fine was paid. He removed to London, where he died in 1684.

The Curate of the Chapel of St. Mary, Edstaston, was the Rev. Samuel Taylor, of Magdalen College, Cambridge. described by Calamy as "a learned, holy, humble, ingenious man, and a good preacher, but sickly"; who became the first minister of this Presbyterian congregation at Wem. He and his people at first attended Divine Service in their parish church, and held their own meetings for worship at other hours of the day, and in private houses. Their first public meetinghouse was a barn, in Leek Lane, now Chapel Street, which was first occupied by the congregation during the ministry of the Rev. Richard Latham. This was razed and burned in 1715, during the Sacheverell riots. The following year, a new meeting-house was built on another site - " Sarah Thornhill's garden in Noble Street" - by the voluntary contributions of nonconformists. added to the sum of 60, which was paid by the High Sheriff as compensation for the damage done to the first meeting- house. During the ministry of the Rev. Thomas Holland, say about 1714-1729, the strength of the congregation was thus reported - 180 hearers, 25 county voters, 24 tradesmen. 14 farmers, 10 yeomen. In 1798 Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Hazlitt first met here during the ministry of Hazlitt's father; a room in the old parsonage is still known as Coleridge's room. For an account of this memorable event the reader is referred to Hazlitt's essay - judged by some of his critics the best he ever wrote - " My First Acquaintance with Poets." Unitarian views were adopted by this congregation and preached by Harrop, Houghton, Hazlitt, and Whitehead. After the death of the Rev. George Smith the congregation ceased to

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exist. The remaining members united themselves with the Independent congregation in Chapel Street, and the building and endowments were dealt with by the Charity Commissioners, one moiety of the endowments being given to the Chapel Street congregation, and the other for charitable purposes connected with the parish of Wem, and managed by Trustees sanctioned by the Commissioners.

COMMUNION PLATE.

One silver chalice inscribed: The gift of the Rev. Mr. Holland to the Dissenting Chapel in Wem, 1752. It corresponded to one given two years before by Mrs. Bassnett.

MINISTERS.

SAMUEL TAYLOR, [1662]-1695, ed. Magdalen Coll., Cambridge; curate of Edstaston Chapel, ej. 1662; min. Wem [1662]-; d. 26 June 1695. Rev. Philip Henry, M.A., preached his funeral sermon.

RICHARD LATHAM, [1695]- , d. 20 March 1706. Rev. Matthew Henry preached his funeral sermon.

RICHARD LATHROPP. [1706]-1708; b. West Felton; [ed. Sheriff Hales Academy. by John Woodhouse?]; min. Wem [1706]-1708. 1711-1716. Ledbury 1716-

WILLIAM FISHER [1708]-1711; min. Wem [1708]-1711, Ledbury 1711- [1716].

RICHARD LATHROPP, second time, 1711-1716, ut supra.

THOMAS HOLLAND, 1716-1753; b. at Mobberley, Cheshire; ed. by Rev. James Coningham, M.A. (Edin.), Manchester; min. Wem 1716-; d. 1753; m. Mary, dau. of Mrs. Savage, the sister of Rev. Philip Henry, M.A.; issue, Philip ut infra. d. 26 September 1753, mt. 63; bur. Wem Churchyard.

PHILIP HOLLAND, 1754-1755: b. 1721, at Wem; ed. Northampton Academy, by Dr. Doddridge. 1739-; min. Wolverhampton; 1745- 1754; Wem. 1754-1755; Bolton, 1755-1789. d. 2 January 1789.

THOMAS HARROP, 1755-1781; last entry in Register dated 8 July 1781.

JOHN HOUGHTON, 1782-1788; b. [1730], at Liverpool; ed. Northampton Academy. by Dr. Doddridge, 1747- , Glasgow; min. Platt Chapel, Manchester, 1755(?)-1758; Hyde Chapel, 1758-1761; Nantwich, 1761-1771; Elland, 1771-1782; Wem, 1782-1788; Norwich, without charge; m. (1) Mary Pendlebury (d. 29 March 1790), issue. Pendlebury; (2) (3 August 1790), Mrs. Elizabeth Reddy, at Yarmouth (d. 31 January 1857. aet. 88). d. 16 May 1800, aet. 69; bur. Norwich. Octagon Chapel.

WILLIAM HAZLITT, 1788-1813; b. 18 April 1737, at Shrone-hill, co. Tipperary; ed. Glasgow [1756-1761]; M.A. Glas.; min. Wisbeach. 1764-1766; Marshfield, 1766-1770; Maidstone, 1770-1780; Bandon, 1780-1783; U.S.A., without charge, 1783-1788; Wem, 17E8-1813;

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Crediton, without charge, 1813-1820; m. (1766) Grace Loftus (d. 1837) of Wisbeach; issue, John (portrait painter), William (the essayist), and others. d. 16 July 1820; bur. Crediton Parish Church Yard.

JAMES WHITEHEAD. 1814-1817; b..6 January 1789. at Dukinfield; ed. Wymondley Coll., Herts. 1809-; min. Wem, 1814-1817; Ainsworth, 1817-1859; m. (1830) Eliza, dau. Rev. Joseph Bealey, Ainsworth; issue, James Thornely, and others. d. 15 February 1859; buried Ainsworth Chapel Yard.

THOMAS FOLLER, 1817-1820; ed. Wymondley Coll.; min. Wem, 1817-1820.

THOMAS WILLIAM JENKYN. D.D.. 1820-1827; see Oswestry.

JAMES FREDERICK MANDENO. 1827-1840; min. Wem, 1827-1840; Newport. Salop, 1841-1848; Creaton and New Zealand; m. and had issue.

EDWARD G. SADLER. 1842-1852; ed. Rotherham Coll.; min. Wem, 1842-1852; Nantwich, 1852-1855.

GEORGE SMITH. 1853-1874; b. 31 March 1799, at Mitcham; ed. Tooting, by Rev. W. Henry; min. Ilfracombe, 1829-1833; Combe Martin, 1833-; Brixham; Wem. 1853-1874. d. 2 April 1874; bur. Wem Cemetery.

GEORGE EYRE EVANS. Tan y bryn, Aberystwith, St. Bartholomew's Day, 1900.

The Register.

A thin volume in original vellum covers. 7 1/2 in. tall by 6 1/2 in. broad. In the General Register Office. Somerset House. W.C.. being No. 43, Shropshire Non-Parochial Registers.

A list of the Communicants at Wem Meeting | , June 25, 1758, and afterwards. |

Mr. Joseph Ireland, died 1778.
Mr. Thomas Farrington, died September 19, 1761.
Mrs. Farrington.
Thomas Cooke, died May 1767.
Wife of ditto, died April 1767.
Mr. William Basnett.
Mrs. Basnett.
Mr. Samuel Newnham, died 1769.
Mrs. Newnham.
Mrs. Holland.
Miss M. Holland.
Widow Parker, died November 16, 1772.
Mrs. Hatchett.
Mrs. Bayley.
Mr. Richard Phillips, died March 1766.
Mrs. Phillips, died.
Mrs. Wicksteed.
Old Mr. Phillips, died June 27, 1760.
Mr. Tylston, died January 1779.
Miss Tylston.
Mr. Lawrence, died January 26, 1762.
Miss Debby Lawrence.
Elizabeth Harris [Horns ?], died March 20, 1765.
Mrs. Jarvis.
Betty Cook, died Nov. 18, 1759.
Mr. Joseph Cooke, Sen., died June 1774.
Mrs. Cooke, died Feb. 14, 1771.
Mr. Joseph Cooke, Jun.
Mr. William Minshall, died July 1765.
Mr. Nathaniel Minshall, died.
Mrs. Minshall.
John Parry.
Elizabeth Parry.
Joseph Parry.
Mr. Rand Cooke.
Mrs. Cooke.
Mr. John Swanwick, son of
Mr. Joseph.
Miss Hannah Phillips.
Sarah Lee, dau. of - Wihall ?
Molly Ireland.
Matty Ireland.
Sally Newnham, died Nov. 15, 1764.
Mr. Thomas Cooke, Newtown.
Mrs. Cooke, died March 1769.
Molly Swanwick.

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Miss K. Lawrence, died Mar. 27, 1759.
Mr. Joseph Swanwick, died June 1769.
Mrs. Swanwick.
Mrs. Chaddock, died Aug. 24, 1762.
Mr. Jonathan Pool, died March 1775.
Mr. Thomas Bickerton.
Mrs. Bickerton.
Mr. John Sandland.
Isaac Chaddock.
Wife of ditto.
Mr. Richards, died July 5, 1776.
Mrs. Richards, died January 26, 1768.
Mr. S. Bickerton, Bilmarsh.
Mrs. Bickerton, died March 1769.
Mr. S. Bickerton, Lee Brock Street.
Mrs. Bickerton.
Widow Price, died March 3, 1761.
Widow Higginson, died April 16, 1766.
Mrs. Newns, died.
Mrs. Savage, died August 16, 1771.
Miss Elizabeth Phillips.
Mr. Roger Ireland, died April 19, 1766.
Mrs. Ireland.
Mr. Thomas Ireland, Sen.
Mrs. Ireland, died April 20, 1764.
Mr. Thomas Ireland, Jun.
Mr. John Swanwick.
Josiah Parry.
Joseph Minshall, died Dec. 1762.
Richard Phillips, died.
Wife of ditto, died January 25, 1772.
Betty Jones.
Mr. Richard Farrington.
Mrs. Sarah Farrington.
Ann Griffith.
Old Mrs. Bickerton, died Nov. 1767.
Old Mr. Bickerton, dead.
Wife of John Blantern.
Mrs. John Swanwick, Wem.
Timothy Trentham, dead.
Wife of ditto.
Elizabeth Gregory, died Oct. 12, 1775.
Mr. Buddle, died Nov. 14, 1776.
Molly Chaddock.
Mr. William Richards.
Mr. Philp. Ireland.
William Newnham.
William Bickerton.
Hannah Bickerton.
Ann Bickerton.
Mr. Roger Ireland, Leigh.
Widow Cowley.
Elizabeth Wycherley.
Ann Stubbs.
John, the son of Mr. Job
Swanwick.
Sarah, the dau. of ditto.
Roger Ireland, son of Mr.
Thomas Ireland.
Ann Farrington, dau. of West
Farrington.
Mrs. William Richards.
Thomas Ragg.

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Mrs. Swanwick, died March 1776.
Mr. Job Swanwick.
Mrs. Swanwick.
Mr. Thomas Swanwick.
Mrs. Swanwick, dead.
Thomas Humphryson, Sen.
Wife of ditto.
Thomas Humphryson, Jun.
Wife of ditto.
John Dod.
Wife of ditto, died May 31, 1767.
Thomas Dod, died April 30, 1769.
Jane Gregory, died.
Sarah Birch.
Mrs. Buddle.
Hannah Chadock.
Sarah Cooke Tilley.
Martha Cooke Tilley.
John Bickerton, son of -
Samuel Bilmarsh.
Thomas Haycock, Ditches.
John Keay, Jun., Coton.
Sarah Keay, ditto.
Mary Keay, ditto.
Mr. William Nicholls.
Miss Bayley.
Mr. Thomas Bayley.
Miss Abby Lawrence.
Mr. Thomas Lawrence.
Mrs. Thomas Lawrence.
William Cook, Wem.

Rev. T. Jenkyn, Minister.

Mrs. Hodgson, died December 1828.
Mrs. Marshall, 1835.
Mr. Walmsley.
Mrs. Walmsley.
Miss Walmsley.
Mr. Thomas Ireland.
Mr. P. H. Ireland.
Mr. R. Ireland.
Mr. Keay, died April 1831.
Mrs. Bellingham.
Mrs. Evans.
Mrs. Chadwick.
Mrs. Jenny Randall.
Mrs. Harper.
Mrs. Harris.
Mrs. Martha Williams.
Mr. Howell.
Mrs. Howell.
Mr. Pay, died 1828.
Mr. G. Higgins.
Mrs. Stock hill.
Mr. Sands.
Jane Griffiths.
William Dawes, became Prim. Meth.
Mr. Deakin
Mrs. Deakin
Mrs. Evans, Horton.
Mr. Evans, ditto, died 1833.
Mr. J. Sandland.
Mr. T. Owen, Loppington.
Mrs. Jones.
Elizabeth Vincent.
Mrs. Stennetts.
Mrs. Evrey.
Mr. R. Owen, Loppington.
Mrs. Owen.
Mrs. Roberts.
Mrs. Brisco.
Maria Owen, Loppington.
Miss Hignet, ditto.
Miss Bickley, ditto.
Evan Evans, Corn. Wood.

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Mrs. Callcot, left the neighbourhood.
Mr. J. Hamlet, gone to America.
Mrs. Hales, "Lord Hill's Arms," died 1833.
Mrs. Sands, died before Mr. Jenkyn left.
Mr. Owen, Sen., Loppington.
Mrs. Owen, ditto.
Mr. John Parks.
Mrs. Parks.
Mr. Edward Mason.

Rev. J.F. Mandeno, Minister.

Thomas Brown Aston, died 1833.
John Richards.
Mr. Clorley, Moat House.
Mrs. Evans, left the town.
Miss Deakin.
Mrs. Maddox, left the town.
Mrs. Franklin.
Mrs. Coane, 1830.
George Eyton.
Mrs. Eyton.
Richard Gregory.
Mrs. Sandland.
Mr. Brazenos.
David Jones.

Samuel Phillips, Joseph Harper, admitted December 1830.
Hannah Hewitt, admitted April 1831.
Sarah Evans, John Elrey, admitted May 1831.
Miss C. Walmsley, Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Joseph Owen, admitted March 1832.
Miss Duddleston, admitted April 1832.
Miss Hilditch, admitted August 31, 1832.
Mrs. Smith, admitted February 1833.
Mrs. Windsor, Miss Eliza Deakin, admitted May 1833.
Miss Whitfield, admitted April 1834 (an occasional communicant).
Mrs. Wikinson, admitted May 1834.
Miss Lewis, admitted October 1834.
Richard Blacall, Mrs. Blacall, Samuel Jebb, Edward Roberts, admitted March 1836.
Mrs. Harris, admitted April 1836.
Mrs. Leah, Elizabeth Barclay, admitted July 1, 1836.
Mrs. Smith, admitted November 4, 1836.
Mrs. Boot, admitted December 30, 1836.

1761 Was baptized Samuel, the s. of White Cooke, of Salop. 24 September by Mr. Harrop.

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1756 Was baptized William, s. of Joseph Cook. 21 December by Mr. Keay.

An account of the Children belonging | to the Dissenting Congregation at | Wem, which have been baptized since Mr. Philip Holland left it. |

1755 Was baptized Mary, dau. of John & Sarah Keay, of Coton. 5 November by Mr. Keay.
1756 Joseph, s. of Samuel & Sarah Newnham. 12 April by Mr. Philip Holland.
" John, s. of Francis & Martha Williams. 9 Nov. by Mr. Keay.
1757 John, s. of John & Sarah Keay. 28 Feb. by Mr. Keay.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas & Mary Cook, of Welch Lee, 30 May by Mr. Morgan.
" Nathaniel, s. of Joseph Minshall, of English Frankton. 16 June by Mr. Keay.
" Richard, s. of Samuel & Mary Bickerton, of Bilmarsh. 12 September by Mr. Fownes.
1758 Thomas, s. of Thomas Bickerton, of the Dairy House. 3 January by Mr. Keay.
" Joseph, s. of John & Sarah Keay, of Coton. 22 April by Mr. Keay.
" Mary, dau. of Samuel Bickerton, of Lee Brockhurt. 2 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Martha, dau. of Samuel Newnham, of High Field. 3 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas Swanwick, of Drayton. 9 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Roger Ireland, of Lacon. 20 Oct. by Mr. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Randle Cook, of Slape Hall. 6 November by Mr. Harrop.
1759 Nathaniel, s. of Nathaniel Minshall, of Norwood. 21 March by Mr. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Humphryson, Jun., Wem. 27 March by Mr. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Samuel Bickerton, of Bilmarsh. 8 May by Mr. Harrop.

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1759 Sarah, dau. of Thomas Cooke, of Welch Lee. 5 September by Mr. Harrop.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph Hilditch, Wem. 25 September by Mr. Harrop.
" Joseph, s. of Joseph Cooke, Tilley. 16 November by Mr. Harrop.
" Randle, s. of John Keay, of Coton. 20 November by Mr. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas Bickerton, of the Dairy House. 26 November by Mr. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Joseph Minshall, of Frankton. 5 December by Mr. Harrop.
1760 Caleb, s. of Samuel Powell, of the Hermitage. 24 March by Mr. Harrop.
" John, s. of Thomas Swanwick, of Drayton. 17 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Randle Cooke, late of Slape Hall. 20 August by Mr. Harrop.
1761 Margaret, dau. of William Cooke, of the Crumps. 2 January by Mr. Harrop.
" William, s. of John Keay, of Coton. 31 January by Mr. Harrop.
" Samuel, s. of Samuel Bickerton, of Bilmarsh. 11 February by Mr. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Samuel Bickerton, of Lee Brockhurst. 13 April by Mr. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John Blantern, of Wem. 12 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas Humphreyson, Jun., of Wem. 27 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas Cooke, of Newtown. 23 September by Mr. Harrop.
" Joseph, s. of Thomas Cooke, of Welch-Lee. 16 November by Mr. Harrop.
1762 Martha, dau., & Thomas, s. of John Keay, of Coton. 18 January by Mr. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas Bickerton, of the Dairy House. 8 May by Mr. Harrop.
" Richard, s. of Francis Williams, of Tilley-Green. 30 August by Mr. Harrop.

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1762 Mary, dau. of Nathaniel Minshall, of Norwood. 19 September by Mr. Harrop.
" Joshua, s. of Thomas Swanwick, of Drayton. 31 October by Mr. Harrop.
" Andrew, s. of Timothy Trentham, of Wem. 28 Dec. by Mr. Harrop.
1761 Samuel, s. of White Cooke, of Salop. 24 September by Mr. Harrop.
1763 Sarah, dau. of Thomas Cooke, of Newtown. 4 April by Mr. Harrop.
1764 Ann, dau. of White Cooke, of Salop. 24 January by Mr. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas Humphreyson, Jun., of Wem. 4 March by Mr. Harrop.
" Richard, s. of John Keay, of Coton. 13 April by Mr. Harrop.
" William, s. of Thomas Cooke, of Welch Lee. 2 May by Mr. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas Rag, of Cramer. 9 October by Mr. Harrop.
" Frances, dau. of John Swanwick, of Wem. 18 Nov. by Mr. Harrop.
1765 Elizabeth, dau. of John Harper, of Ightfield. 18 January by Mr. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Richard Farrington. 9 April by Mr. Harrop.
" Philip, s. of Thomas Swanwick, of Wem. 22 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Jane, dau. of John Blantern, Wem. 30 July by Mr. Harrop.
" Deborah, dau. of John Keay, Coton. 3 August by Mr. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Timothy Trentham, of Wem. 6 August by Mr. Harrop.
" Deborah, dau. of Nathaniel Minshall, of Norwood. 18 September by Mr. Harrop.
" William, s. of Francis Williams, of Tilley-Green. 16 October by Mr. Harrop.
" Catharine, dau. of Thomas Cooke, of Newtown. 19 November by Mr. Harrop.

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1765 Thomas, s. of White Cooke, of Salop. 30 December by Mr. Harrop.
1766 Ann, dau. of Thomas Bickerton, the Dairy House. 21 January by Mr. Harrop.
" Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Humphreyson, Jun. 26 February by Mr. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of John Swanwick, of Wem. 23 March by Mr Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Cooke, of Lee. 1 May by Mr. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of William Cooke, of the Crump. 17 May by Mr. Harrop.
" William, s. of Nathaniel Minshall, of Norwood. 8 October by Mr. Harrop.
1767 Arthur, s. of John Keay, of Coton. 7 March by Mr. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of John Swanwick, of Wem. 14 June by Mr. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas Ragg, of Cramer. 5 October by Mr. Harrop.
" Joseph, s. of Randle Cooke, of the Hawk Farm. 28 December by Mr. Harrop.
1768 Peter, s. of John & Sarah Keay, of Coton. 19 November by Mr. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of Edward & Sarah Williams, near Elsmere. 25 November by Mr. Harrop.
1769 Susanna, dau. of John & Mary Swanwick, of Wem. 12 March by Mr. Harrop.
" William, s. of William & Elizabeth Richards, of Swinney. 29 June by Mr. Harrop.
1770 Samuel, s. of John & Sarah Keay, of Coton. 31 March by Mr. Harrop.
" James, s. of Thomas Ragge, of Wem. 30 April by Mr. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of John Swanwick, of Wem. 9 September by Tho. Harrop.
1771 John, s. of William Richards, of Linney. 20 May by Tho. Harrop.
" Ann, dau. of Thomas Haycock, of Ditches. 8 June by Tho. Harrop.

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1771 George & Matthew, sons of John Keay, of Coton. 14 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of White Cooke, of Salop. 11 July by Tho. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Edward & Sarah Williams, near Ellesmere. 31 August by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas Ragg, of Wem. 11 September by Tho. Harrop.
1772 John, s. of John Swanwick, of Wem. 1 March by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of William Richards, of Linney. 21 October by Tho. Harrop.
1773 Sarah, dau. of Thomas Williams, of Tilley Green. 14 February by Tho. Harrop.
" Martha, dau. of John & Sarah Keay, of Coton. 19 April by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Samuel Bickerton, of Bilmarsh. 22 July by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of John Booth, of Wem. 9 October by Tho. Harrop.
" Samuel, s. of William Roberts, of Wem (died 1778). 23 November by Tho. Harrop.
1774 Thomas, s. of John Swanwick, Wem. 9 January by Tho. Harrop.
" Ann, dau. of Benjamin Gollins, of Wem. 1 March by Tho. Harrop.
" Rebecca, dau. of Edward Williams, of Sand-hill, near Ellesmere. 29 April by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of Thomas Minshall, of Tilley Park. 15 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Ellen, dau. of Thomas Kinsey, of Loppington. 19 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas Ragg, of Wem. 25 July by Tho. Harrop.
" Ann, dau. of Philip Pea, of Cramer, near Wem. August by Tho. Harrop.
" Matthew, s., & Charlotte, dau. of John Keay, of Coton. 29 September by Tho. Harrop.
" Sally, dau. of William Gilchrist, of Wem. 5 November by Tho. Harrop.

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1775 Blanch, dau. of Philip Ireland, of Wem. 12 February by Tho. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of William Richards, of Linney. 24 March by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of White Cooke, of Salop. 28 June by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of John Minshall, of Norwood. 1 July by Tho. Harrop.
" Bithia, dau. of John Swanwick, of Wem. 2 July by Tho. Harrop.
" Elizabeth, dau. of Philip Pea, of Cramer, near Wem. 8 August by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of William Highfield, Oswestry. 10 September by Tho. Harrop.
" Ann, dau. of Robert Bellingham, of Wem. 16 September by Tho. Harrop.
" Richard, s. of Thomas Ragg, of Wem. 7 October by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of John Booth, of Wem. 2 December by Tho. Harrop.
1776 Thomas, s. of Thomas Williams, of Tilley Green. 14 April by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Philip Ireland, of Wem. 30 May by Tho. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas Haycock, of Ditches. 31 May by Tho. Harrop.
" Ann, dau. of William Roberts, of Wem. 17 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Martha & John Jones, of Moat-house. 22 September by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas Wright, s. of Thomas & Elizabeth Lawrence, of Wem. 18 November by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of William Richards, of Linney. 27 December by Tho. Harrop.
1777 Joseph, s. of John & Mary Swanwick. 8 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Hannah, dau. of Thomas Ragg, of Wem. 17 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Sarah, dau. of Thomas Bayley, of Whitchurch. 6 July by Tho. Harrop.

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1777 Sarah, dau. of Philip Ireland, of Wem. 10 August by Tho. Harrop.
" Charles, s. of John Booth, of Wem. 29 November by Tho. Harrop.
1778 Mary, dau. of Francis Williams, of Tilley Green. 1 January 1778, by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of Thomas Lawrence, of Wem. 23 January by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of Thomas Hall, of Wem. 15 March by Tho. Harrop.
" George, the grandson of John Peacock, of Bella Hill, near Whitchurch. 7 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Ann, dau. of John Jones, of Moat-house. 26 September by Tho. Harrop.
" Ann, dau. of John Stubs, junr., of Wem. 15 October by Tho. Harrop.
1779 Edward, s. of John Swanwick, of Wem. 3 January by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of Philip Ireland, of Wem. 31 January by Tho. Harrop.
" Richard, s. of Philip Pea, of Cramer. 23 February by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas Hall, of Wem. 5 April by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of William & Elizabeth Richards, of Linney. 21 April by Tho. Harrop.
" Edward, s. of Edward Williams, of Welch Frankton. 1 July by Tho. Harrop.
" Catharine, dau. of Thomas Bayley, of Whitchurch. 15 August by Tho. Harrop.
" William, s. of John Randles's widow, of Wem. 27 August by Tho. Harrop.
" James, s. of Thomas Ragg, of Wem. 12 September by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of Thomas Davies, of Wem. 2 November by Tho. Harrop.
1780 Samuel, s. of Thomas Lawrence, of Wem. 14 January by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of Timothy Trentham, of Wem. 29 January by Tho. Harrop.

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1780 William, s. of John Booth, of Wem. 6 February by Tho. Harrop.
" Jane, dau. of Richard Egerton, of Northern Green, near Wem. 25 June by Tho. Harrop.
" Thomas, s. of John Jones, of Moat-house. 31 July by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of Thomas Hall, of Wem. 29 August by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Philip Pea, of Cramer. 22 September by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of Edward Williams, of Welch Frankton. 16 November by Tho. Harrop.
" John, s. of Philip Ireland, of Wem. 10 December by Tho. Harrop.
1781 William, s. of Roger Thomas, of Barker's Green. 18 February by Tho. Harrop.
" Samuel, s. of William & Elizabeth Richards, of Linney. 19 April by Tho. Harrop.
" Edward, s. of John & Mary Swanwick, of Wem. 1 July by Tho. Harrop.
" Mary, dau. of Thomas Lawrence, of Wem. 8 July by Tho. Harrop.
1791 Thomas, s. of David & Rebekah Griffith, of Wem. 23 December by W. Hazlitt.
1792 Edward, s. of John & Martha Jones. 6 January by W. Hazlitt.
1794 Margaret, dau. of David & Rebekah Griffiths. 7 January by W. Hazlitt.
1800 Mary, dau. of George & Blanch Walmesly, (b. 5 May), of Wem. 1 June by W. Hazlitt.
1801 John, s. of George & Blanch Walmesley (b. 21 March). 12 April by W. Hazlitt.
1803 Sally, dau. of Robert Orr, of the East Indies. 11 December by W. Hazlitt.
1805 Ann, dau. of George & Blanch Walmesley (b. 5 last March), of Wem. 5 May by W. Hazlitt.
1806 George, s. of George & Blanch Walmesley (b. 8th of the preceding month). 9 November by W. Hazlett.

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1809 John Swanwick, s. of Doctor Drennan & Sarah his wife, from Belfast. Was bap. 14 October at Lyon's Farm by W. Hazlitt.
1810 George Henry, s. of Rev. Mr. Case & of Esther his wife, bap. at Shrewsbury 14 October by W. Hazlitt.
1811 Blanch, dau. of George Walmesley & of Blanch his wife (b. 31 January same year). 24 March by W. Hazlitt.
1812 Catherine, dau. of George Walmesley & of Blanch his wife (b. ye 17th of the preceding month). 9 August by W. Hazlitt.
1813 Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Rev. Mr. Case and Esther his wife. 4 May, B. by me, W. Hazlitt.
1814 Sarah, dau. of George & Blanch Walmesley (b. 21 February), of Wem. 25 December by J. Whitehead.

Books belonging to the Society at Wem.

(1) Henry's Exposition. 4 vols., Fol.
(2) Baxter's Practical Works, 4 vols., Fol.
(3) Neal's Hist. of Puritans, 4 vols., Octavo.

BOOKS LENT. DELIVERED TO WHOM. RECEIVED.
1761.
Henry's Expost., v. i. Jan. 18 Mrs. Savage
Ditto v. 3 Jan. 22 Rd. Philips
Baxter's Wks., v. i. Feb. 1 Mr. Richards
Henry's Expos., v. 2. Feb. 8. Mr. Philips
1766.
Neal's Hist. Put.. v. 1. March Mr. J. Lawrence June 2, 1766
Ditto v. 2 June 10 " Received, &c.
1767.
Ditto v. 1 Sept. 28 Mr. Swanwick, Received, &c.
1768. Jun.
Henry's Expos., v. i. May 1 - Hilditch, Wem March 1771
1778.
Neal's Hist. Puritans - Ireland, Farm

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Books belonging to the Dissenting Congregation at Wem.

(1) Doddridge on the Power and Grace of Christ.
(2) " on the Religious Education of Children.
(3) " on the Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul.
(4) Baxter's Sts. Rest. abridged by Fawcett.
(5) Watts's Short View of the Scripture Hist.
(6) Fawcett's Grand Inquiry.
(7) " Sacred Almoner.
(S) Call to the Uncnted., with Directions, &c.

BOOKS LENT. DELIVERED TO WHOM. RECEIVED.
1761.
Dod. on Power Sept. 30 Mrs. Holld. Oct. 18. Mrs. H.
Wats' View Oct. 9 Farington Nov. 1762
Dod. Education Oct. 14 Newnham Dec. 6. Mrs. N.
Dod. Power Oct. 18 Miss Tylston Mar. 1762, Miss T.
Dod. Rise & Prog. Oct. 29 Cook Tilley Dec. 1763. Jos. C.
Baxter's Sts. Rest Nov. 2 Sandland Sept. 1768, F. S.
1762.
Dod. on Power Oct. 4 R. Dickin Dec. 25, R. W.
Fawcett's Gd. Enq. Oct. 4 R. Dickin Dec. 25, R. W.
1763.
Dod. on Education Jan. 22 Bickerton May 22. T. B.
Dod. on Pr. & Grace Jan. 22 Tho. Hum., Jr. Feb. 22. T. W.
Fawcett's Gd. Enqy Jan. 22 Ditto Ditto, T. H.
Ditto Sacred Almn. Minshall
Dod. on Education May 22 Bickerton Jan. 1765. J. H.
Dod. on Pr. & Grace Sept. 8 Hmpson Sept. 10, T. H.
Fawcett's Gd. Enq. Sept. 8 Peggy Humphrison Returned
1764.
Baxter's Sts. Rest Jan. 17 Mrs. Hum. Nov. 26, rec'd
Dod. Power & Grace Jan. 17 Irlnd. Ln. Oct. 1769, rec'd
1765.
Dod. on Education Jan. 17 Keay, Coton Feb. 20. J. Keay
Baxter Sts. Rest March 11 Bicktn. D.H. Apr. 1770, rec'd
Watts's Script. Hist. May 7 Irind. Ln. Oct. 1769. rec'd
1766.
Dod. Rise & Progress Jan. 30. Miss Lawrence Sept. 29, 1767, Miss D. L.
1768.
Dod. Rise & Progress April 30 Wd. Trentham Oct. 30, 1770
1769.
Watts' New Scrip. His. Oct. 17 Miss D. Lawrence Jan. 1770, D. L.
1770.
Baxter's Sts. Rest April 30 Chadck, J. March 1772
1771.
Dod. on Power June 18 P. Ireland
Watts' New Scrip. His. Sept. 29 Keay. Coton Apr. 2, 1775
1772.
Dod. on Education Feb. 1. Jos. Evans March 1774
Baxter's Sts. Rest May 2 Wd. Frrgtn.
Call to ye Unconverted July 1 J. Bickerton, Bil.
Dod. on Education Mar. 1774 Haycock, Dites.
Watts' View of S. His. May 1881 J. Swanwick, Wem.

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