Since researching Mary Ann Clifton Symons, I have found her in North Devon in 1841. She was listed as Simmons. She appears to have remained loyal to O’Bryan in 1829. I’ve also found one of her children’s Armenian baptisms. Daughter Mary Elizabeth Symons was baptized by Armenian minister William Rodd in 1834. William Rod’s Armenian baptisms were transcribed into the Shebbear B.C. register a couple of years after unification. In 1851 Mary Ann and her family were in Monmouthshire, not far from where Mary Ann Werry was at the time. Mary Ann Clifton died at Newport Wales in 1853.
My great grandfather, Revd Thomas Langdon Rogers trained at Shebbear and was ordained as a Bible Christian Minister in 1905. 100 years before I was ordained as a presbyter. He served across the south of England, Bristol, Portland, twice at Christin Fitzpaine and South Wales. He is buried in Cheriton Chapel burial ground.
My great-great grandfather was baptized in a Bible Christian church in Michaelstow Circuit, Cornwall. I believe it was called Zoar Chapel? Does that building still exist and do you know where it is located? Thank you.
You have omitted the fact that Mary Thorne was a child of William Bryant (the co-founder), she was known on the circuit as the ‘the maiden preacher’, plus one of her offspring Serena became even more famous in Australia as an early ‘feminist’ leader (womens suffrage pre-dated British suffrage by thirty years) and great preacher (she married Octavius Lake, another well-known S. Australian preacher)