Transcript of the Minute Book and Documents, Illustrative of the Dedham (Essex) Classis, 1582-1589

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 453
  • Dates of Creation
      Nov 1892
  • Physical Description
      205 x 164 mm. 1 volume (53 folios);

Scope and Content

Transcript by W.A. Shaw of the minutes and related documents of the Dedham Classis of Norfolk and Essex, 3 December 1582 to 2 June 1589. With two letters from J.H. Gurney to W.A. Shaw, November 1892.

Location of Originals

The original minute book and documents were then in the possession of John Henry Gurney (1848-1922), of Keswick Hall, near Norwich, the son of John Henry Gurney (1819-1890). They are now held by the JRUL (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 874 ).


A selections of the papers in the manuscript have been edited by Roland G. Usher and Richard Bancroft in their work The Presbyterian movement in the reign of Queen Elizabeth as illustrated by the Minute book of the Dedham classis, 1582-1589, Camden Society, 3rd Series, vol. viii (1905).