|The shop front at 3 Sheep Street has been rebuilt since the 17th century|
but inside there is still a mediaeval house
Mary Tibbit evidently later remarried, though there is no record of this marriage (to a Mr Smith) or where it took place. As to how John ended up in London, according to a letter in 1795 from Joshua Thomas to John Rippon, he "was not only designed for Trade in London but he actually set up in business there, and was in a promising way. Nevertheless being called to the ministry in Mr Keach's church, Horsley Down, in the Borough, he soon quitted the Trade". Mrs N suggests that he was probably apprenticed as a tailor because the Bristol Poll Book of 1754 describes him as "John Bedham, Taylor, Anabaptist Teacher".