Biographical Sources

Biographical details concerning Beddome can be gleaned from Michael Haykin's essay; Thomas Brooks, Pictures of the past: the history of the Baptist Church Bourton–on-the-water (London, Judd and Glass, 1861) [see here]; John Rippon (1751-1836), The Baptist Annual Register 1794-1797, 2:314-326; Joseph Ivimey (1773-1834), A History of the English Baptists Volume IV, (London, Isaac Taylor Hinton/Holdsworth and Ball, 1830, pp 461-469); the memoir, pp ix-xxviii, in Sermons printed from the manuscripts of the late Benjamin Beddome (London, William Ball, 1835).There are also details in Ken Dix, Thy will be done A study in the life of Benjamin Beddome, Strict Baptist Historical Society Bulletin No 9, 1972; Derrick Holmes, The Early Years (1655-1740) of Bourton-on the-Water Dissenters who later constituted the Baptist Church, with special reference to the ministry of the Rev Benjamin Beddome AM 1740-1795, (Unpublished Cert Ed Dissertation, St Paul’s College, Cheltenham, 1969); J R Watson, The English Hymn A critical and historical study, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1999).


elly said...

I am so happy about this source. The Rev. Benjamin Beddome was my g-g-g-g-grandfather. I have visited his church and manse in Bourton-on-the-water. Searched for a picture of him, but none available...until now!

Gary Brady said...

Sorry I missed this. I think I've confused you. The picture is of Joseph Ivimey. I must make that clear.