Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bible Christian Connexion in Durham Region

We had a most entertaining talk last night at our October Meeting. Jim Bowen talked about the female itinerant preachers of the Bible Christian Connexion church, including his collateral ancestor Elizabeth Cory (nee Courtice - a very familiar family name in Darlington Township). Notably, in the mid-1800's, Durham Region was one of the premiere areas settled by this sect (about 21% of the inhabitants). The other areas with large numbers included Huron County & Northumberland Co.

In addition, he had great suggestions on where to find research resources if your ancestors were Bible Christian.

The whole presentation is posted on YouTube on the Durham Region Branch OGS Channel, and can be found HERE.

One link that Jim mentioned is a digitized publication, "A Jubilee Memorial", published in 1865 for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Bible Christian Connexion Church by Wiiliam (O'Bryan) Bryant. It gives a very good history of this sect.
The downloadable book can be found at:

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