Shifford: Nonconformity

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A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 13, Bampton Hundred (Part One). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1996.

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The Williamses and their successors the Wallises, tenants at Old and New Shifford from the later 18th century to the late 19th, were prominent members of the Baptist meeting at Cote, (fn. 1) to which William Williams (d. 1830) made bequests. (fn. 2) No other nonconformity is known.


  • 1. B. Williams, Memorials of the Fam. of Williams (priv. print. 1849), 18-19, 35, 37; 'Cote Baptist Ch. Recs.' (TS. in C.O.S.); Baptist Union Corpn. file 1367/1, trust renewals 1830, 1867; above, econ. hist.
  • 2. Regent's Park Coll., Oxf., Cote Ch. Bk. 1647-1882, list of chars. (n.d. but after 1830); 'Cote Baptist Ch. Recs.' s.a 1830.