This book tells the story of William Packwood (1801-48). By trade he was as a tailor but his mission was as a Baptist preacher.
Journalist, author, county historian, organiser, expert shorthand writer, these and a host of other attainments all contribute to the versatile make-up of Mr Arthur Adcock,… Read More »Arthur Adcock – Journalist, Historian, Liberal and Nonconformist
John Watkin was responsible for the construction of many of the finest Victorian building projects in Northampton.
There is less published biographical information about Ann and no portrait has been discovered. It would be a mistake though to assume that Ann was… Read More »Ann Elizabeth Baker and the Bakers of Hazelrigg House
Many present-day residents of Northampton will know of Hazelrigg House in Marefair. It’s likely though they will know little of the house’s former residents. It… Read More »George Baker and the Bakers of Hazelrigg House
The ‘1676 Compton Census’ was the first comprehensive survey of the numerical strength of Catholic and Protestant Nonconformity in England that can be used on… Read More »1676 Compton Census in Northamptonshire
From Nonconformist to editor of The Sunday Times William Hadley had a long association with Northampton as a journalist and ultimately the editor of the… Read More »William Waite Hadley and St Peter, Northampton