Transcripts: Minutes of the Manchester Classis and the United Brethren

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 443
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d. [c 1888-1890]
  • Physical Description
      330 x 203 mm. 1 volume (161 folios);

Scope and Content

The manuscript contains: a transcript of a tract 'Die Veneris 2 Octobris 1646' and two sets of transcribed minutes; transcripts of the minutes of the Manchester Classis between the years 1647 and 1660 (from originals in Cross Street Chapel, Manchester); and transcripts of the minutes of general meetings of ministers of the United Brethren in Lancashire between the years 1693 and 1700. These manuscripts appear to have been copied by Shaw from copies made in the 1870s by Thomas Barber.

Location of Originals

The JRUL holds the original Cross Street Chapel minute book within the Unitarian College Archive (ref.: GB 133 UCA).


See W.A. Shaw (ed.), Minutes of the Manchester presbyterian classis, parts 1-3, Chetham Society, New Series, vols 20 (1890), 22 (1891) and 24 (1891).