Miscellaneous Transcripts by W.A. Shaw

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 873
  • Dates of Creation
      1889, n.d.
  • Physical Description
      8 bundles (183 folios).

Scope and Content

The transcripts include: 

  • /1-5: Minutes of Sessions 45-73 of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), ending imperfectly at folio 101 (11 October 1643) of Volume I of the original manuscript in Dr Williams's Library;
  • /6: Papers relating to Plundered ministers, 1642-1645 (British Library Add MS 15,669);
  • /7: Extracts from the Ashton-under-Lyne parish register, 1594-1720, copied by W.A. Shaw in 1889;
  • /8: Transcript of the Flixton parish register, 1570-1684, copied by W.A. Shaw in 1889.

Location of Originals

The original minutes of the Westminster Assembly are preserved at Dr Williams's Library, London: see their website at http://www.dwlib.co.uk/dwlib/

The transcript of the Plundered Minsters 1642-1645 came from extracts from British Library Add MS 15,669 , folios 1v-72v.

The transcripts of parish registers were copied by W.A. Shaw in 1889, probably from manuscripts previously in the possession of the Manchester antiquarian John Eglington Bailey (1840-1888). Warrington Libraries hold a corrected transcript of Flixton parish register by Bailey. See English MS 450 above for more information about Bailey.