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SELBY: Selby-Mill-Gate Congregational Church History up to 1868.


In 1662 Rev. -- Burdsell was silenced at the parish church. He became afterwards chaplain in the family of the Huttons, Poppleton.

Rev. Noah Ward, assistant to Rev. Ralph Ward, of York, for whom he preached on every third Sunday, devoted part of his remaining time to itinerating, Selby being one of the places benefited by his services. He left Selby, however, a little before his death, in 1669.

A meeting-house was built (Mountain, in his history, says, mistakenly, rebuilt), about the year 1690.

Among the ministers at Mill-gate have been-

  • 1698. Rev. JOHN TRAVERS. He was here in 1715.
  • Rev. JOHN HODGSON. He removed to Lincoln.
  • Rev. JOHN Mush, a recipient of the Hewley fund, 1728 and 1729.
  • 1791. Rev. JOHN SMITH (Kendal Acy.).
  • 1810. Rev. -- SMITH, son of the preceding. He remained till 1833.
  • The chapel had now become Unitarian. It was afterwards shut up for several years.

* Information imperfect.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2014
from the Appendix to
Congregationalism in Yorkshire
by James C. Miall, 1868.