Early Nonconformity in Bideford

Trans. Devon Assoc. vol. 34 (1902), pp. 410-417.


Miss Wickham

Prepared by Michael Steer

Bideford is a strategically sited ancient port and market town serving a wide rural hinterland. Professor Hoskins called it "the most attractive town in North Devon". In its prosperous heyday it was one of the busiest ports in the country, and for two centuries there was considerable trade with America. The early days of nonconformity in Bideford provide an interesting story of repression and social turmoil surrounding the lives of any who dissented from the teachings and practices of the established church. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Allein, Mr Tobie 415
Bartlet, John 414
Bartlet, William 410
Bartlet, Mr William, jnr 410-2, 414-6
Bazeley, Rev F L 411
Beale, Thomas 413-4
Boase 411
Bowden, Mr 416
Calamy 412-4
Charles II 410
Churchill, Rev Charles 413
Collins 416
Eaton, Rev Nathaniel 414
Elizabeth I 410, 415
Gifford, Annie 411
Gifford, Rev Arthur 411-4
Gifford, Colonel John 411
Grenvell, Barnard, Kt 413
Hammer, Mr J 415
Harris, Mr 413
Hervey, Mr 417
Heylin 410-1
Isacke, Rev Philip 410
Laud, Archbishop 410
Lavington, Rev Samuel 417
Leigh, Annie 411
Leigh, Thomas 411
Oliver, Dr 410
Peard, Mr Oliver 415
Powel, Mr Theophilus 415
Prince 411, 413
Sedgeley, Mr 416-7
Slade, Daniel 413
Stukely, Mr Lewis 415
Stukely, Sir Thomas 415
Thompson, Mr 417
Walker, Dr 411-5
Walpole, Horace 417
Warren, Rev Charles 413
Watkins 412
Whitfield 417
Wood, Mr James 416