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Non-Conformist
« on: Monday 22 January 18 18:44 GMT (UK) »
Just seeking general feedback about Non-Conformity as it seems like there is a history of it in my tree going back to around 1800. I am aware of what it is about, but were they accepted by the majority or not.
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Re: Non-Conformist
« Reply #1 on: Monday 22 January 18 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Depends where you live, in Scotland the Episcopalians (Anglicans) were the non-conformists & suffered from penal laws!

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Re: Non-Conformist
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 January 18 21:01 GMT (UK) »
In Wales, non-Conformist was the norm! ;D
Similarly in Cornwall & Devon, there were rather a lot of NC's - including my lot :D
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« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 January 18 21:37 GMT (UK) »
You could look at the 1851 Survey of Religious  Worship at http://www.rootschat.com/links/01le7/ It gives the figures for all the English and Welsh Counties, and detailed descriptions of 16 of the main denominations. In 1867 there were 88 non-conformist denominations certified by the Registrar General. In 1878 there were 145.

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Re: Non-Conformist
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 10:21 GMT (UK) »
NC = Chapel goers rather than parish church goers in their choice of worship. One person I researched was baptised C of E, married C of E but worshipped and was buried NC so they might still use the C of E in the same way RCs used the C of E for marriages when it was more convenient.


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Re: Non-Conformist
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all, for the information.

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Re: Non-Conformist
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 20:54 GMT (UK) »
NC = Chapel goers rather than parish church goers in their choice of worship. One person I researched was baptised C of E, married C of E but worshipped and was buried NC so they might still use the C of E in the same way RCs used the C of E for marriages when it was more convenient.


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Depends when you are referring to if before 1837 they had no choice but to marry in the C of E. Cheers
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Re: Non-Conformist
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 23:21 GMT (UK) »
NC = Chapel goers rather than parish church goers in their choice of worship. One person I researched was baptised C of E, married C of E but worshipped and was buried NC so they might still use the C of E in the same way RCs used the C of E for marriages when it was more convenient.


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Depends when you are referring to if before 1837 they had no choice but to marry in the C of E. Cheers
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Re: Non-Conformist
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 23:45 GMT (UK) »
Just seeking general feedback about Non-Conformity as it seems like there is a history of it in my tree going back to around 1800. I am aware of what it is about, but were they accepted by the majority or not.
Many thanks.
Depends on the time as well as place. Do you mean were they accepted in the 19th century or before?
By "acceptance" do you mean official attitude of state and Church or opinions of society, neighbours, press etc.
Look up "Toleration Acts" for government policy of late 17thC.
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