A Church of England Record - 1771*

at Albany, Dec. 24, 1771

[Members] of my Congregation, at present

[Mr.] Monier, & family ........... 4
Widow Callison .......... 5
Issac Fryer..........4
Hannah Fryer ........... 4
Thomas Barry ........... 1
Benj. Hilton ........... 4
Jonathan Brooks ...........4 [probably JB (1738-1820)]
John Barclay ........... 2
James Dole ........... 3
Peter Sylvester ........... 3
Thomas Sharp ........... 1
Jno. Stevenson .............3
Conelius Cadmus ........... 2
Richd. Cartwright ...........3
Stephan Delancy ........... 6
Saml. Stringer ........... 1
Henry Cuyler ........... 4
John Fryer ........... 1    [but probably his son ]
Charles Sullivan ........... 4
Daniel Hewson Sen ........... 1
Thos. Hilton ........... 1
Nicholas Druley ........... 2
William & Peter Hilton ........... 2
Rich. Hilton ........... 1
William Hilton Jun ........... 1    [possibly]
Henry Beaseley ........... 4
John Burgiss ........... 4
John Hewson ........... 2
James Williamson ........... 2
Jno. Price ........... 1
Aug. Bostwick ........... 3

---------- Carried over ........... 83
Ebenezer Jessup & Family ........... [ ]
Mrs. Holland & Son ........... [ ]
Capt. Pemberton ........... [ ]
Mrs. Hay ........... [ ]
Mr. Lottridge at the Ferry ........... [ ]
Mr. Tunicliff & followers ........... [ ]
Mr. Dorin ........... 1
Major Hogan & family ........... 4
Mr. Hogan in the Country ........... 2
Capt. Cortlandt Schuyler ........... 5
Catharine Fryer ........... 1
Misses Eights ........... [ ]
William Randal & His Son in Law 7 wife ........... 3
Jno. Milton ........... 1
Mr. Bloore & wife ........... 2
Mr. Hoffman ........... 5
Mrs. Hun ........... 1
John Willis ........... 1
Mary Scot ........... 1
Mr. Mullone ........... 1
Mary Burnsides ........... 2
Mrs. Wilkinson ........... 1
Mr. Trotter & family ........... 6
Polly Atkinson at Mr. Jessup's ........... 1
Betsey Crisp at Druley's ........... 1
Mr. Peter Eights his wife, the Lawyer........... 1
Mr. Willett Junr. ........... 1
a Young Man at Mr. Mac Cews ........... 1
Mr. Everson's Daur. ........... 1
Mr. Burke & Daur. ........... 1
Coll. Schuyler's Daughters........... 3
_______ Carried over ........... 156

Mr. Mumro's Family ........... [ ]
Mrs. Kidney & Son ........... [ ]
Cornelia Butcher ........... [ ]
Mr. Williamson the Butcher & his wife ........... [ ]
Barnaley Winterscale & family ........... [ ]
Thos. Bluer & his wife, English people ........... [ ]

Whites young & old ........... 171.

NB: In the above 4. Blacks are counted thro' mistakes No. of Negro Adults & their Childn. ........... 50
______ All the Souls now under my Care ........... 221
Lost by Death & Removals being } The Choice of My Congregation ---} ........... 25
Adults Liberty Boys & Schismaticks---9
Edward Willett paid ........... 4. Sh.
Thos. Barret........... 6. "
Daniel Hewson Junr. ........... 8. "
Abrm. Yates ........... 5. "
Peter Brookes ........... 4. "
Patrick Clarke ........... 16. "
James Pierce ........... 12. "
Nicholas Burrington ........... 8. "
David Smith ........... 8. "
________ 3.. 11. "

[ number of people served ] in all Since my appointment - Albany 345

The present number of Communicants........... 44
Communicants lost by Death, Removals, Bankruptcies and other unavoidable Accidents ...........14
_______ [total] 58

Communicants deserted, & will not conform to the Church of England ........... 4
In all ........... 62

NB. Three of the above number have left the Church, because they were not permitted to wrest the Government of it out of the Vestry's hands. The other, because he cod. Not relish Bishop Tillotson Sherlock's, & Atterbury's writings, and because Mr. Munro did not preach Spiritual Sermons.

NB. Of the above number of Communicants Thirty have been made by me, or joined the Church, Since my appointment, and I had all the rest to reconcile & bring back, my predecessor having had but Three Communicants



notes

List of members of St. Peter's Anglican church printed in the Papers of Sir William Johnson, 8:350-54. The compiler is unknown as the document refers to Mr. Munro in the third person. This roster encompasses well over a hundred Albany people and represents a sizeable portion of the community's adult population on the eve of the American Revolution. So many of them would not support the crusade for American liberties. After all, it was the "Church of England!"



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