EAST MIDLANDS GENERAL BAPTIST HISTORY

Tabular List of Churches

in the Midland District of the New Connexion of General Baptists

This table shows the growth of the General Baptist movement in the East Midlands and indicates the year in which each church was established. Follow each back through its parent to find the relevant church in your period of interest. In the first table, all churches lead back to Barton.


Church Parentage Date of Origin Members Sabbath Scholars Teachers
Barton   1745 352 351 42
Melbourne Barton 1760 266 300 47
Cauldwell Melbourne 1785 66 56 10
Ashby & Packington Melbourne 1807 163 140 36
Austrey Ashby & Packington 1808 177 100 10
Measham & Netherseal Ashby & Packington 1840 235 220 40
Loughborough Barton 1760 601 765 89
Leake & Wimeswold Loughborough 1782 302 270 50
Broughton & Hose Leake 1806 170 70 28
Rothley & Sileby Loughborough 1802 98 150 32
Kegworth Barton 1760 118 202 40
Ilkeston & Smalley Kegworth 1785 132 180 30
Castle Donington Kegworth 1783 330 390 74
Sutton Bonnington Kegworth 1795 62 76 16
Long Whatton & Belton Kegworth 1798 67 93 15
Kirkby Woodhouse Barton 1760 67 150 27
Hinckley Barton 1766 210 380 60
Longford Hinckley 1773 279 411 47
Longford (Union Place) Longford 1827 129 150 23
Thurlaston Hinckley 1814 129 87 18
Wolvey Hinckley 1815 102 98 18
Hugglescote Barton 1798 252 382 50

The above Churches came in a direct line from Barton; the following originated in a union of effort by the Barton preachers and their coadjutors, aided by others.

Church Parentage Date of Origin Members Sabbath Scholars Teachers
Sutton Coldfield   1775      
Birmingham   1786 220 460 65
Nottingham
(Stoney Street)
  1775 966 1500 250
Nottingham
(Broad Street)
Nottingham 1818 332 450 60
Beeston   1804 135 109 27
Derby   1791 506 620 65
Derby
(Sacheveral Street)
(Divided in 2 Churches) 1831 249 315 40
Duffield   1810 99 100 20

The church at Friar Lane, Leicester, existed before the formation of the Barton Church, but had nearly become extinct: its resuscitation and extension may be attributed to the labours of the Barton preachers, their coadjutors and successors.

Church Parentage Date of Origin Members Sabbath Scholars Teachers
Leicester
(Friar Lane)
  1660 413 410 41
Leicester
(Archdeacon Lane)
Friar Lane 1799 414 630 60
Leicester
(Carley Street)
Friar Lane 1823 35 140 18
Leicester
(Dover Street)
Friar Lane 1823 299 425 50
Leicester
(Vine Street)
Archdeacon Lane 1841 34    
Billesden Friar Lane 1820 50 40 6

Churches also exist in the following places, the origin of some of which is not known to the compiler, but most of them, no doubt sprung from the above:- Belper, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry, Cradeley Heath (sic), Fleckney, Smeeton, Hathern, Market Harborough, Northampton

From:
"Preacher, Pastor, Mechanic: Memoir of Samuel Deacon of Barton"
Leicester: Printed & Published by W Buck, (late Winks & Co), High Street
London: Elliot Stock, 61 & 62 Paternoster Row
Bristol: W F Mack, 70 Park Street
(New Edition with Additions, issued by Thomas Cook, Thorncroft, Leicester, 1888)




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