My free, non-commercial website on Nonconformist minister Dr. William Bengo Collyer (1782-1854) of Hanover Chapel, Peckham, contains a number of items that may be of interest. The home page is at www.wbcollyer.org
Dr. Collyer’s supporters were not just from Peckham/Camberwell. They came from all over the country – as far away as Bristol, Birmingham, Coventry, Devon, Leicestershire etc – as well as from Surrey, Kent, Middlesex and the City of London (including many merchants).
The material includes:
~ Transcript of Hanover Chapel baptism registers (1801-37) with index to parents and witnesses – 814 entries. (Details of witnesses do not appear in any other published index of the register.) Transcript of 1837-54 register (900+ entries) coming soon and then I’ll move on to the other Independent chapels in Camberwell (Grove, Mansion House, Marlborough chapels) http://www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_96
~ Subscribers to Dr. Collyer’s printed works (1809-23) – 2000+ entries. At some future date I will look at indexing the subscribers to works by some of Dr. C’s contemporaries. http://www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_13
~ London Missionary Society donors and subscribers (those connected with the Camberwell and Peckham branches). Lists for various years between 1818 and 1843 – these are regularly added to. http://www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_110
There are also some biographical notes on 100+ fathers of children baptised at Hanover Chapel – these notes are of varying detail and growing in number, and I would welcome any fully referenced contributions or corrections http://www.wbcollyer.org/index.php?p=1_93
Southwark Local History Library has recently catalogued its archive of Hanover Chapel material (including lists of congregation members) and I intend to transcribe as much as possible for the site.
The site is a work in progress – I am aware some areas (eg the Who’s Who) need a lot more work.
You are welcome to use the material for private research but otherwise please contact me via the site for permission. In particular, I have had to pay a fee to the National Archives to use images of their material – please contact them if you wish to use their images.
Best way to stay up to date with additions to the site (which is growing all the time) is to become a follower on www.twitter.com/wbcollyer
or check with www.facebook.com/williambengo.collyer
Hope this is of interest to some (and I hope the links all work!)
Mark @ Yetminster