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To The Right Revd Bishop of Winchester - diocess of
Southampton - To all whom it may concern
We the undersigned being Protestant Dissenters
do hereby certify that the dwelling house and premises
thereunto adjoining occupied by John Ember in the parish
of Barton Stacey, in the County of Hants, is intended
forthwith to be used as a place of religious worship by
an assembly or congregation of protestants ^ dissenting
from the Church of England called Baptists and we do
hereby request that the same may be registered in
the Bishop of Winchester’s Registry according to the
law in that case made and provided, and also that
a certificate of the same be granted unto us.
Witness our hands this tenth day of January 1813
The mark X of John Patrick
13 January 1813
Made out a Licence or Certificate
According to the above Requisition
J. Ridding Depy Regr
We know of five meeting houses established in Barton Stacey parish, the first in 1813, the last in 1835. These are shown below.
Only the first specifies the denomination as Baptist, though the names suggest that the following three were the same. The 1834 certificate is probably for a Methodist Meeting House since the Anthony family were Methodists.
We are unable to say whether the 1835 certificate was for a Baptist or Methodist meeting house in Newton Stacey.
If you can provide information about Baptists in the area, or know more about the people who signed these documents, please get in touch. Contact us
This is to certify that the dwelling house in the occupation of Betsy North, in the parish of Barton Stacey in the County of Southampton and diocese of Winchester is set apart by a congregation of protestant dissenters for the worship of almighty God witness our hands this 10th day of April 1824.
April 2 1827
To C Woodridge Esq
I hereby certify I intend opening a House in which William People resides situated in the Parish of Barton Stacey in the County of Hants as a place for Divine worship for a congregation of Protestant Dissenters. I therefore require you to register the same and send me a copy thereof. Enclosed is 2/6 for the expence.
I am Sir
Your obt Servt
William People, residents at Barton Stacey.
Certificate issued 26th April 1827 CW.
[Thomas Futcher was Minister at Longparish Baptist Chapel, Hampshire. This Chapel apparently had a burying ground].
To The Right Honble the Bishop of Winchester or His Registrar
We whose names are hereto subscribed do certify that the House in the Occupation of George Cannings situated in the parish of Barton Stacey in the county of Southampton is intended forthwith to be used as a place of Religious Worship by an assembly of his Majesties Protestant Subjects and do hereby request you to register the same this seventeenth day of February 1834
12th April 1824