East Brent Methodist Church
Can you help?
Any information about the East Brent Methodist Chapel would be very welcome, eg.
Who were its rectors etc.
Does anyone have any information or thoughts on where Richard Colston Methodist, might have lived in Rooksbridge in 1805
Protestant Dissenters of 1805
1805 Protestant Dissenters receive certificate to worship as Methodists in Rooksbridge!
In 1805 Rooksbridge resident Richard Colston and other signatories, applied to the Bishop of Bath and Wells that his home be registered as a place of worship for local Methodists.
His request was granted on 6th February 1805
This is a transcript from the original document at Somerset Records Office.
To see a copy of the original letter click below.
Silas Pimm Sen'r
John Hawkins Jun'r
John Hawkins Sen'r
James Baker Sen'r
Silas Pimm Jun'r
hereon 6th Feb 1805
To the Right Rev'd Father in God, the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells. Or whomsoever it concerns.
We, whose names are underwritten, by leave to aquaint your lordship, that a house, in the Occupation of, Richard Colston, Stockingmaker, situate at Rooksbridge in the Parish of East Brent. In the county of Somerset, is designed to be used for the Religious Worship of Almighty God, by a Society of Protestant Dissenters, commonly called Methodists.
And request that the same may be registered in your Registry. And a Certificate of the same granted accordingly, in persuant to the Act in that Case made and provided.
Rooksbridge Jan'y 25th 1805.