Dr Daniel Williams (c1643-1716) was a Presbyterian minister who left his collection of books and papers for public use. The library still exists and represents an important source of information on English non-conformity, theology and slavery. (Address: Dr William's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1E OAG.)
It is best known among genealogists for its register (which has been transferred to the National Archives) and which is indexed on the British Vital Records CD. In 1742 representatives of the Baptists, Presbyterian and Congregational churches agreed to set up a register. This started very slowly but by the time the register was transferred to the Registrar General it contained 48975 entries. Queries relating to these entries should not be addressed to the Library as they have not held the records since 1837.
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These are to certify that John Gibbs
Son of Robert Gibbs
and Ann his Wife, who was Daughter of
Samuell Miller was born in Castel Street
in the Parish of Aylesbury
in the County of Bucks the Eighteenth
Day of May in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
and ninety two at whose birth we were present
Registered at Dr William's Library, Redcross-Street, near Cripplegate, London
Sepr 10th 1805 Thos Morgan, Registrar
The Birth Certificate of John Gibbs, of Aylesbury, Bucks
|April 2012||John Gibbs certificate added|