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FINSBURY PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): O/376
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: FINSBURY PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL
Date(s): 1826
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear meters
Name of creator(s): Presbyterian Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Fletcher was born in 1787 in Perthshire and became a minister in the United Presbyterian Church in 1806. He moved to London in 1811 and was soon established as a popular preacher at the Albion Chapel, London Wall. However, in 1824 he was prosecuted in the civil courts for breach of promise. Although no verdict was reached the United Associate Synod suspended Fletcher from office. He therefore established his own chapel on Grub Street, joined by the majority of his Albion Chapel congregation. The chapel susbequently moved to a large building in Finsbury Circus - at the time, the largest chapel in London. Fletcher remained at the Finsbury Chapel for 35 years. He was reconciled with the United Presbyterian Church in 1849. He died in 1860.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Certificate of Mrs Jane Leach for 10 share in Finsbury Chapel, Finsbury Circus, 25 Dec 1826, including signature of Chapel founder and trustee Alexander Fletcher.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1972 (AC/72/90).

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also N/C/006 for records of the Finsbury Chapel.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January to March 2009

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