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Reference FC 16
Covering dates 1795-1995
Held by Norfolk Record Office
Extent 475 files
Source of acquisition Records received by the Norfolk Record Office on 6 September 1973, numbered FC 16/1-467; on 18 November 1973, numbered FC 16/468; on 24 April 1986, numbered FC 16/469, and on 25 November 1996, numbered FC 16/470-475.
Creators Methodist Church, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Circuit, Norfolk; Primitive Methodist Church, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Circuit, Norfolk; United Methodist Church, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Circuit, Norfolk; Wesleyan Methodist Church, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Circuit, Norfolk
Related information For further records, see FC 101
For Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Methodist Circuit Plan 1973-1974, see FC 57
Records dating from after the amalgamation of 1934 are listed with the previous records of the relevant circuit or church.

Contents:
Free Church Records of Wesleyan Methodist, Primitive Methodist and United Methodist Churches in the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Circuit.



Wesleyan Methodist, Circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also FC 17/18

Circuit books  FC 16/1,2  1785-1810

2 volumes

Contents:
Circuit books (originally Norwich Circuit; Yarmouth Circuit from 1792 only) containing lists of members and preachers, collection accounts, and copy of letters re dispute over the writing of Wesley's biography, 1785-1797, 1798-1810

List of members from 1816, a few leaders' meeting minutes 1816-1838, class and ticket money accounts 1821-1838.  FC 16/3  1816-1838

1 volume

Contents:
Inserted, rough accounts some written on (printed) Yarmouth Churchwardens' account 1834-1835 and letter from B. Fowler, Belper (co. Derby) re proposed appointment as minister 1834

Quarterly Meeting minutes 1863-1877, 1891-1898, 1923-1937  FC 16/4-6  1863-1937

3 volumes

Local Preachers' meeting minutes 1895-1915, 1915-1939, 1940-1961  FC 16/7-9  1895-1961

3 volumes

Contents:
Nos. 10-12 were probably in origin Wesleyan though the later minutes may be Primitive Methodist. The Primitive were not established at Yarmouth before 1824.

Sunday School minutes, with admissions and attendance statistics, 1817-1818, 1818-1819, 1835-1837. Primitive Methodist class tickets 1832-1833, 1836, 1851, 1854-1855, 1858 inserted  FC 16/10-12  1817-1855

2 gatherings, 1 volume

Minutes etc. re Chapel trust renewals  FC 16/13  1891-1910

1 volume

Auxiliary Missionary Committee minutes  FC 16/14  1845-1931

1 volume

Methodist Union and Methodist Amalgamation sub committee minutes  FC 16/15  1930-1937

1 booklet

Baptisms register (transcript)  FC 16/15a  1795-1837

Contents:
(Xerox copy)

Circuit stewards' [...] accounts 1804-1831, 1844-1861, 1913-1934, 1935-1960  FC 16/16-19  1804-1960

4 volumes

Central Mission Circuit account  FC 16/20  1960-1963

1 volume

Foreign Mission accounts 1845-1857, 1858-1873, 1907-1915  FC 16/21-23  1845-1915

3 volumes

W.M.M.S. accounts  FC 16/24  (?)1915-1932

1 volume

Twentieth Century Fund subscription accounts  FC 16/25  1899-1902

1 gathering

Circuit schedule books and Plans  FC 16/26-31  1837-1943

6 volumes

Contents:
Circuit schedule books 1837-1847 (attached, consents for new chapels at Fleggburgh 1841 and Gorleston 1844), 1889-1899 (circuit plans 1831-1884 inserted), 1899-1912, 1912-1927, 1927-1935, 1935-1943

Circuit schedule book, education  FC 16/32  1876-1883

1 volume

Correspondence and papers  FC 16/33  1895-1913

1 bundle

Contents:
Re Yarmouth Deneside Church extension, Gorleston chapel building and organ, Caister and Wickhampton trusts, affairs of St. Olaves Chapel, Ludham chapel fire 1899, Marriage Act of 1898, 1895-1913

Lists of members in Circuit  FC 16/34  c. 1929-1931

1 volume

Papers re amalgamation of circuits and maintenance of buildings  FC 16/35  1930s-1940s

1 file

Circuit plans  FC 16/36-110  1892-1922

75 files, booklets and papers

Circuit plans 1958-1962 and circuit magazines 1951, 1953-1957  FC 16/111  [n.d.]

1 packet

Circuit magazines  FC 16/112  1958-1963

1 packet

Sermon notes  FC 16/113  Early 20th century

1 booklet

MS history of Wesleyan Methodism in Yarmouth to 1935, with printed matter, photographs etc.  FC 16/114  [n.d.]

1 volume

(Printed) W. Lorkin, A Concise History of Wesleyan Methodism in Norwich (1825)  FC 16/114(a)  nd

1 booklet

Wesleyan Methodist, Churches  [no ref. or date]

Acle  [no ref. or date]

Stewards' accounts  FC 16/115  1874-1881

1 booklet

Trustees' treasurer's accounts 1897-1935; collection journal [...] 1923-1924; stewards' accounts 1933-1934  FC 16/116  1897-1934

1 bundle

Caister, East  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/117  1911-1952

1 volume

Stewards' accounts  FC 16/118  1874-1881

1 booklet

Caister, West  [no ref. or date]

Stewards' accounts  FC 16/119  1874-1881

1 booklet

Filby  [no ref. or date]

Stewards' accounts  FC 16/120  1811-1838

1 volume

Contents:
Inc. subscription lists, note by James Norton re building chapel 1811, letters from Cornelius Whurr before taking up ministry at Filby

Fleggburgh  [no ref. or date]

Stewards' accounts 1874-1881, 1890-1898  FC 16/121, 122  1874-1898

2 booklets

Gorleston  [no ref. or date]

Leaders' meeting minutes 1808-1932, 1932-1945, 1945-1961  FC 16/123-5  1908-1961

3 volumes

Trustees' minutes. Handbills etc. pasted in  FC 16/126  1900-1919

1 volume

Stewards' accounts  FC 16/127  1874-1881

1 booklet

Ludham  [no ref. or date]

Stewards' accounts 1874-1881, 1890-1898  FC 16/128, 129  1874-1898

2 booklets

Ormesby  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/130  1895-1937

1 gathering

Trustees' treasurer's account  FC 16/131  1922-1936

1 volume

Stewards' accounts 1874-1881, 1890-1898  FC 16/132, 133  1874-1898

2 booklets

Accounts  FC 16/134  1935-1937

1 booklet

Stokesby  [no ref. or date]

Trust accounts  FC 16/135  1855-1909

1 booklet

Stewards' accounts 1874-1881, 1894-1898  FC 16/136, 137  1874-1898

2 booklets

Yarmouth, Deneside Chapel and Central Hall  [no ref. or date]

Leaders' meeting minutes 1873-1874, 1876-1890, 1891-1913, 1927-1941  FC 16/138-140  1873-1941

3 volumes

Chapel Alterations Committee minutes. Concert programmes etc. pasted in  FC 16/141  1885-1889

1 volume

Bazaar Committee minutes. Programmes inserted  FC 16/142  1930-1936

1 volume

Central Mission Committee minutes  FC 16/142(a)  1938-1941

1 volume

Teachers' meeting minutes  FC 16/143  1877-1886

1 volume

Sunday School disbursement account  FC 16/144  1825-1843

1 booklet

Gourlay School cash book  FC 16/145  1886-1893

1 volume

Stewards' accounts 1806-1821 (with Leaders' Meeting minutes 1814-1815), 1838-1881  FC 16/146, 147  1806-1881

2 volumes

Stewards' accounts 1874-1881, 1882-1890, 1898-1906  FC 16/148-50  1874-1906

3 booklets

Trustees' accounts with printed matter re building of chapel 1837-1838  FC 16/151  1836-1883

1 volume

Central Mission accounts 1928-1940, 1940-1949  FC 16/152, 153  1928-1949

2 volumes

Anniversary accounts  FC 16/154  1948-1958

1 volume

Unfit for production

Pew rent accounts 1867-1915, 1928-1937  FC 16/155-164  1867-1937

10 volumes

Pew rent receipt book  FC 16/165  1932-1937

1 booklet

Collection journals 1875-1890, 1890-1899  FC 16/166, 167  1875-1899

2 volumes

Female Friend Society accounts  FC 16/168  1837-1853

1 volume

Chapel building accounts 1902-1904, 1904-1907  FC 16/169, 170  1902-1907

2 gatherings

Christmas Club Fund accounts  FC 16/171  1939-1959

1 volume

Wesley Club minutes  FC 16/172  1952-1958

1 volume

Wesley Club accounts  FC 16/173  1956-1958

1 volume

Register of members  FC 16/174  1875-1894

1 volume

List of members admitted during the Rev. Thomas Cook's visits  FC 16/175  1883-1884

1 booklet

List of members admitted during Gipsy Smith's mission  FC 16/176  1890

1 booklet

Class books, various dates between 1873 and c. 1910 and nd inc. Gorleston 1874-1876  FC 16/177-83  1873-c. 1910

2 bundles, 5 booklets

Pulpit notice books 1893-1894, 1945-1949  FC 16/184-8  1893-1949

2 volumes, 3 gatherings

Journal  FC 16/189  1887-1889

1 gathering

Contents:
Journal by the Rev. William Mack of 'Visits to Miss Cain in her Affliction' recording the last illness of Elizabeth Cain, with photograph

Deneside Chapel seating plans, W.B. Cockrill, Gorleston, architect  FC 16/190, 191  1883

2 plans

Plans  FC 16/192-203  1937

1 bundle, 11 plans

Contents:
Plans for conversion of King Street Congregational Church to Methodist Central Hall and for alterations to Gourlay Methodist School, A. Brocklehurst, Manchester, architect

Papers, specifications etc.  FC 16/204  1936-1938

1 packet

Contents:
Re sale of Deneside Chapel and conversion of Central Hall and Gourlay School, inc. photographs of Deneside Chapel

Correspondence, mostly re war damage and maintenance  FC 16/205  1941-1944

1 file

Central Hall 32nd Anniversary Programme  FC 16/206  1970

1 paper

Yarmouth, Tower Street Mission Hall  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes 1910-1955, treasurer's accounts 1943-1954, and papers mostly of the 1950s  FC 16/207  1910-1955

1 packet

Primitive Methodist, Circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For microfilm copy of baptism registers 1843-1857, 1858-1864, 1864-1869, 1879-1893 found in Great Yarmouth Methodist Temple, see MF 10

Quarterly Meeting minutes 1892-1908, 1908-1916, 1916-1932, 1932-1937, 1937-1951, 1951-1963  FC 16/208-13  1892-1963

6 volumes

Second Circuit, Quarterly Meeting minutes 1909-1922, 1922-1926  FC 16/214, 215  1909-1926

2 volumes

South Gorleston Circuit trustees' minutes and accounts  FC 16/216  1894-1934

1 volume

Committee minutes 1851-1875, 1876-1889  FC 16/217, 218  1851-1889

2 volumes

Preachers' Meeting minutes 1876-1883, 1883-1892, 1915-1931  FC 16/219-21  1876-1931

2 volumes, 1 booklet

Sunday School Committee minutes  FC 16/222  1916-1940

1 volume

Quarter day accounts (moneys, and members) 1861-1872, 1911-1925  FC 16/223, 224  1861-1925

2 volumes

Second Circuit quarter day accounts  FC 16/225  1909-1926

1 volume

Mission accounts  FC 16/226  1859-1864

1 booklet

Missionary accounts 1911-1916, 1916-1927, 1933-1953  FC 16/227-229  1911-1953

2 booklets, 1 volume

Second Circuit missionary accounts  FC 16/229(a)  1910-1926

1 booklet

Registers of members 1832-1840, 1842-1848, 1926-1930  FC 16/230-232  1832-1930

3 volumes

Circuit reports and chapel schedules (gaps). With same, handbill for Wellesley Road Baptist Chapel anniversary 1892.  FC 16/233-334  1832-1930

102 files and papers

Roll books 1855/6-1933/4 and nd (gaps)  FC 16/335-404  1855-1934

80 booklets

339 & 348 Unfit for production

Statistical summary of trust property  FC 16/405  1934-1946

1 volume

Lists of trust officials  FC 16/405(a)  c. 1960

1 file

List showing number of 'star' cards returned  FC 16/406  1899

1 paper

Miscellaneous papers and photographs  FC 16/407  1857-1963

1 packet

Contents:
Inc. circuit plans 1857-1864, photograph of Temple football team 1913-1914, Young Men's Club accounts 1937-1951, list of members on active service 1940s, receipt for documents sent to the Wesley Historical Society 1963

Miscellaneous papers  FC 16/408  1826-1955

1 packet

Contents:
Inc. photographs of ministers, meetinghouse certificate for dwelling of Ann Berridge at Burgh Castle 1826, circuit plans 1876, 1883-1884, 1923, 1934-1955

Miscellaneous papers and printed matter  FC 16/409  1899-1963

1 bundle

Contents:
Inc. financial statement 1899, rally, bazaar, district synod and other programmes, circuit plans 1936-1963 (gaps). Brief sketch of the Rev. John Burton by Thomas L. Olley 1910, Yarmouth peace celebrations programme 1919, and photographs inc. of centenary celebration procession 1907

(Printed) 'An historical view of the Great Yarmouth Circuit 1822-1879' compiled by Theophilus W. Swindell, being lists of ministers, stewards, chapels etc.  FC 16/410  [n.d.]

1 paper, on card

(Printed) Temple Monthly magazine 1916-1918, 1920  FC 16/411-14  [n.d.]

4 volumes

(Stencilled) Methodism in Retrospect, a history of the Temple Circuit by Miss M.W. Wright (1959)  FC 16/415  nd

1 gathering

Primitive Methodist, Churches  [no ref. or date]

Belton (Suffolk)  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/416  1890-1938

1 volume

Certificate of registration for marriages  FC 16/417  1897

1 parchment

Disframed

Collection journal  FC 16/418  1946-1965

1 volume

Cobholm Mission Hall  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/419  1904-1932

1 volume

Papers re building of new hall  FC 16/420  1922-1924

1 packet

Contents:
Inc. specification, sale bill for the iron hall, engraving of new elevation (Olley and Haward, Yarmouth, architects)

Gorleston, Beccles Road  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/421  1899-1948

1 volume

Christian Endeavour Group minutes  FC 16/422  1896-1917

1 volume

Ormesby  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/423  1897-1938

1 booklet

Trustees' accounts 1883-1950, with minutes 1898  FC 16/424  1883-1950

1 booklet

Runham  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/425  1950-1960

1 booklet

Yarmouth, Temple  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes 1891-1900, 1919-1932  FC 16/426-428  1891-1962

3 volumes

427 Unfit for production

Contents:
(Inserted, 19th century engraving of the Chapel and signed silhouette of James Jackson 1854), 1932-1962

Finance Committee and Leaders' Meeting minutes  FC 16/429  1920-1933

1 volume

Leaders' Meeting minutes 1933-1954, 1954-1963  FC 16/430, 431  1933-1963

2 volumes

Teachers' Meeting minutes 1860-1866, 1895-1905, 1916-1923  FC 16/432-434  1860-1923

3 volumes

Sunday School attendance register, commencing 1923  FC 16/435  Post 1923

1 volume

Women's Meeting minutes  FC 16/436  1925-1932

1 volume

Trust accounts 1855-1892, 1909-1921, 1921-1958  FC 16/437-439  1855-1958

3 volumes

Circuit Finance Committee minutes (?) 1876-1878 and financial review statements 1879; volume re-used for Temple quarterly accounts 1883-1900  FC 16/440  1876-1900

1 volume

Collection journal  FC 16/441  1935-1961

1 volume

Register of members  FC 16/442  1858-1866

1 volume

Rough list of members  FC 16/443  1918

1 file

Visitors' books 1910-1952, 1919-1952  FC 16/444,445  1910-1952

2 volumes

Unfit for production

Stewards' notice book  FC 16/446  1918-1919

1 volume

Temple Literary and Debating Society minutes  FC 16/447  1922-1924

1 volume

Temple Young Lads' Club, correspondence re Prisoners of War  FC 16/448  1940s

1 packet

Scrap book containing handbills, press cuttings etc. inc. re building of Temple  FC 16/449  1875-1893

1 volume

Notice giving history and other information concerning the Temple  FC 16/450  1896

1 card

Typescript 'Temple History in Song and Story' compiled by Frank B. Bell and others for special service  FC 16/451  1910

1 gathering

United Methodist, Circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Special Trust Schedule c. 1923, see FC70

Circuit accounts 1895-1929 (with note that accounts 1871-1894 were lost during audit), 1929-1937  FC 16/452,453  1871-1937

2 volumes

United Methodist, Churches  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For further records see FC 17/19

Gorleston, High Street  [no ref. or date]

Leaders' Meeting and other minutes, 1911-1947, 1947-1955  FC 16/454,455  1911-1955

2 volumes

Lound (Suffolk)  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' accounts 1892-1911, 1911-1937, 1937-1951  FC 16/456-458  1892-1951

3 booklets

Collection accounts 1892-1911, 1911-1935  FC 16/459-461  1892-1935

3 booklets

Yarmouth, Newtown  [no ref. or date]

Quarterly Meeting minutes  FC 16/462  1912-1926

1 volume

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/463  1913-1932

1 volume

Yarmouth, Regent Road  [no ref. or date]

Trustees' minutes  FC 16/464  1916-1945

1 volume

Register of members 1923-1934 (with table of membership totals 1912-1930), 1945-1955  FC 16/465,466  1912-1955

2 volumes

Unidentified Yarmouth UM trustees' minutes  FC 16/466a  1876-1937

1 volume

Unidentified  [no ref. or date]

Steward's accounts  FC 16/467  1939-1940

1 volume

Registers Not Deposited  [no ref. or date]

Wesleyan, Yarmouth, baptisms (transcript)  [no ref.]  1795-1837

1 volume

Copies information: Xerox copy see FC 16/15(a)


Wesleyan, Yarmouth, baptisms  [no ref.]  1838-1908

1 volume

Wesleyan, Yarmouth, marriage  [no ref.]  1847-1863

1 volume

Primitive, Yarmouth, Temple, baptisms  [no ref.]  1888-1963

1 volume

Primitive, Yarmouth, Queen's Road, baptisms  [no ref.]  1911-1939

1 volume

Primitive, (?)Gorleston, baptisms  [no ref.]  1907-1923

1 volume

United, Gorleston, baptisms 1868-1892, 1893-1955  [no ref.]  1868-1955

1 gathering, 1 volume

United, Yarmouth Newtown, baptisms  [no ref.]  1898-1946

1 volume

United, Yarmouth Regent Road, baptisms  [no ref.]  1851-1936

1 volume

Sunday School Teachers' Magazine  FC 16/468  1851

Contents:
4th series, vol. ii (1851), with Yarmouth Primitive Methodist Sunday School loan library book ticket

Caister, centenary booklet  FC 16/469  1886-1986

1 booklet

Churches  [no ref. or date]

Cobholm Mission - Society and leaders' meeting minutes, January 1947 - June 1964.  FC 16/470  1947-1964

1 volume

Cobholm Mission - Baptisms register  FC 16/471  Oct 1942 - May 1982

1 volume

Gorleston, Beccles Road - Baptisms register  FC 16/472  Mar 1954 - Apr 1992

1 volume

Runham - Baptism certificates counterfoils book, 1959-1968, 1989-1995.  FC 16/473  1959-1995

1 gathering

Stokesby - Baptisms register, January 1927, 1930-1994.  FC 16/474  1927-1994

1 volume

Yarmouth, Dene Side (Wesleyan) - Mothers' Meeting committee minutes with, at rear, sundry accounts for outings and social events 1908-1912  FC 16/475  1908-1969

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