Protestant Nonconformity in Garthorpe

Tobias Watson, a joiner of Garthorpe, was said to preach at a conventicle of Baptists which met at Waltham on the Wolds in 1669.[1] Six nonconformists were noted in 1676, with 91 who conformed.[2]

No later evidence of nonconformity has been found.

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[1] R.H. Evans, ‘Nonconformists in Leicestershire in 1669’, Trans. LAHS 25 (1949), p. 142

[2] A. Whiteman, The Compton Census of 1676: A Critical Edition (London, 1986), p. 339

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