Some Biographical Materials on the First Public Subscribers to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

James M. Renihan, Escondido, CA, USA.

[Editor's Note: The biographical material below is dependent to a large degree on Joseph Ivimey's History of the English Baptists, B.R. White's Association Records of the Particular Baptists of England, Wales and Ireland, as well as the occasional use of many other reference works, and supplemented by my own research. More full documentation will be provided in the forthcoming print volume on the documents of the Particular Baptists. Contact James M. Renihan, Escondido, CA, for more information. The Particular Baptists held yearly national General Assemblies at London from 1689 to 1692, and the Narratives from these Assemblies still exist. Only the 1689 and 1692 Narratives contain a listing of the names of the men present. Thus, it is probable that some of these men were present at the 1690 and 1691 meetings, as well as the ones noted. The spellings of some of the place names have changed over the years.]

Hanserd Knollys Pastor Broken Wharf London
William Kiffin " Devonshire-square "
John Harris " Joiner's Hall "
William Collins " Petty France "
Hurcules Collins " Wapping "
Robert Steed " Broken Wharf "
Leonard Harrison " Limehouse "
George Barret " Mile End Green "
Isaac Lamb " Pennington-street '
Richard Adams Minister Shad Thames Southwark
Benjamin Keach Pastor Horse-lie-down "
Andrew Gifford " Bristol, Fryars Som. & Glouc.
Thomas Vaux " Broadmead "
Thomas Winnel " Taunton "
James Hitt Preacher Dalwood Dorset
Richard Tidmarsh Minister Oxford City Oxon
William Facey Pastor Reading Berks
Samuel Buttall Minister Plymouth Devon
Christopher Price " Abergavenny Monmouth
Daniel Finch " Kingsworth Herts
John Ball " Tiverton Devon
Edmond White Pastor Evershall Bedford
William Prichard " Blaenau Monmouth
Paul Fruin Minister Warwick Warwick
Richard Ring Pastor Southampton Hants
John Tomkins Minister Abingdon Berks
Toby Willes Pastor Bridgewater Somerset
John Carter Steventon Bedford
James Webb Devizes Wilts
Richard Sutton Pastor Tring Herts
Robert Knight " Stukeley Bucks
Edward Price " Hereford City Hereford
William Phipps " Exon Devon
William Hawkins " Dimmock Gloucester
Samuel Ewer " Hemstead Herts
Edward Man " Houndsditch London
Charles Archer " Hock-Norton Oxon

One man who died before the convening of the 1689 General Assembly, but who was crucial to the Origin of the Confession of Faith.

Nehemiah Coxe Pastor Petty France London