Stockwell New Chapel - Booths married (1855)

On the 16th June 1855, William Booth and Catherine Mumford, both of them being twenty-six years of age, were married by the Rev. Dr Thomas at the Stockwell New Chapel in South London. Mr Mumford was present at this wedding and one of William Booth’s sisters. No other minister assisted Dr Thomas, and there was no congregation. The honeymoon was spent at Ryde, in the Isle of Wight, the bride and bridegroom occupying those comfortable lodgings of which William Booth had heard a good account in the north of England. One week was devoted to this delicate foundation of married life, and then the Reverend and Mrs William Booth, of the Methodist New Connexion, started off for a religious campaign in Guernsey.

'The Life of General William Booth', by Harold Begbie, Volume I, page 275.

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This church became a United Reform Church and then was sold to Islamists in 1986.

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