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1704 & 1741 Church Covenants Associated with Skinner Street Congregational Chapel

The covenants were adopted by the membership of the Great Presbyterian Meeting House, Hill Street, Poole and both arose from divisive disputes. The first concerned church governance, the authority to appoint the minister, in particular. It was a key factor in a secession of members from St. James’ Church, resulting in the formation of the Hill Street meeting house. The second arose from theological differences, which contributed to an unknown number of members leaving in 1739 and later the same issues resulted in a large number leaving to set up the Lagland Street Congregational Chapel, the predecessor of the Skinner Street Congregational Chapel (founded in 1760 and 1777 respectively). SSCC
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1760 Constitution of Lagland Street Congregational Chapel

Densham & Ogle, the authors of The Congregational Churches of Dorset (1899) quoted the whole constitution in their book, mentioning that the original was stored in the Skinner Street Congregational Chapel safe. However, when the church archive was catalogued in early 2019, it was not found and is therefore assumed to be lost to posterity. SSCC
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1765 Letter from Rev. Samuel Philipps to Mr. Martin Kemp

This letter reveals the acrimonious ending to Rev. Philipps’ ministry, which had spanned a total of 12 years of ministry, first in Hill Street and later in Lagland Street, Poole (1753 – 1765). In the seventh year of his ministry (1760), he was ejected from the Great Presbyterian Meeting House, Hill Street, Poole, but he continued his ministry in the newly founded Congregational Chapel in Lagland Street, to which many members from Hill Street seceded with him. Readers may be interested in the footnotes, which give more details about the circumstances surrounding the letter.
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1777 Certificate for Worship - Skinner Street Congregational Chapel

This is the certificate for worship issued for the newly built 1777 Skinner Street Congregational Church, Poole. SSCC
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Adye Memorial
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Adye, Adye Memorial

Museum Ref No: Canmen1Adye
Adye Memorial photographed in Canford Church, June 2015 Information included: In Memoriam Henry Ralph Willete Adye Who Died At Pau Basses Pyrenees France of rapid Consumption on the 22nd April 1880 in the 23rd Year of his age. Eldest son of the Late Willett.Lawrence.Adye. Esquire J.P an D.L Formerly of Merly, County of Dorset: Deeply Lamented by his Bereaved Family and Sincerely Regretted by all who Knew Him. His remains are interred in the Family Vault in this Churchyard. Come be blessed of my Father. inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the Kingdom of the World Matt
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Baptisms at Presbyterian Meetings 1760-1783

Museum Ref No: BEAM_0004
List of children baptized by the Reverend John Howell, Pastor of the Presbyterian Meeting, Poole. 1760-1783. Handwritten MS. JPBC
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Memorial
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Bothwell, Memorial

Museum Ref No: PEP 0505
Memorial to 3767 Private W. Bothwell of the Black Watch, who died on 9th April 1915. Poole Cemetery. Photograph P. E. Parker.
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Bowles Memorial
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Bowles, Bowles Memorial

Museum Ref No: stjamem1bowles
Bowles Memorial photographed in St. James’ Church, Poole, September 2015 Information included: Samuel Bowles Died March 2d 1750 Aged 44 years. Mary his first Wife Daughter of the Rev Benjamin Culme A.M. Rector of Studland Died March 21st 1746 Aged 35 Years. Margaret his second and surviving Wife,(Who Subsequently married The Rev Tho Coker A.M. Rector of Mappowder) Died in 1789 Aged 84 Years. Amy the Sister of the Said Margaret and the Widow of Issac Lester an Eminent Merchant of This Place, Died August 6th 1788 Aged 84 Years. The above Margaret and Amy were two of the Daughters of the Reverend Matthew Bowles, A.M. Formerly Rector of Corfe Castle. Elizabeth Tivertoe Sister of Mr Samuel Bowles Died April 7th 1788 aged 78 years
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Brownsea Island Coastguards 1817-1866

List of coastguards stationed at Brownsea/Branksea Island and Poole Harbour 1817 to 1866 compiled from the Establishment Books held at Kew National Archive, Collection ADM 175. These Establishment Book records are available to download free of charge from the Kew National Archives website.
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Burgess, Will of Mary Burgess, 1783

Museum Ref No: BEAM_0016
Last will & testament of Mary Burgess, dated 14 September 1783. Original document. JPBC
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