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.
Hope this is of interest to some (and I hope the links all work!)
Mark @ Yetminster