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The Ilston Book

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The Ilston Book

The Ilston Book was the record of the Baptist congregation started by the Rev. John Myles in 1649 Wales. Myles and his congregation later migrated to Plymouth Colony, where they founded the town of Swansea. The book contains records from seventeenth century Wales and then later records from the eighteenth century in Swansea.

The original book is at Brown University in Providence, but is not available for public view.

B. G. Owens made a transcription, but it was not widely disseminated and is not currently available online.

  • WorldCat listing for B. G. Owens The Ilston Book: earliest register of Welsh Baptists ( Aberystwyth, Wales: National Library of Wales, 1996).

The FamilySearch library made microfilm images of the original, but they can only be viewed from a location with "key access" to FamilySearch holdings, such as a Family History Center or an affiliate library of the Family Search Library.

Sample Source Citation

To the microfilm on Family Search

Source List Entry

<span id='Ilston'></span>''[[Space:The Ilston Book|The Ilston Book]]'', John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; consulted through microfilm available through Family Search, DGS 8072036.

Reference Note

<ref>[[#Ilston|Ilston Book]]: Page 10</ref>

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