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Kingsbury Episcopi Middle Lambrook Meeting Independent (Established 1674)

Some South Petherton people attended the Middle Lambrook Independent Chapel (situated in Kingsbury Episcopi) which was established 1674 and there were separate Martock and Kingsbury registers for the period 1681-1697 (beautifully clear and legible) but the records of Lambrook meeting is lost between 1697 and 1794. The present chapel was built 1729, the congregation previously worshipped in a house adjoining. Each minister kept his own register - there was no meeting register - and carried it away with him when he has ceased to be minister. The records start again in 1794 with the Baptismal Register of Simon Rood Pittard, Minister of the Gospel. Middle Lambrook Chapel is still in existence.

Original registers copyright of The National Archives