Records of Leeds Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minute of origin of Leeds Monthly Meeting, from minutes of Brighouse Monthly Meeting, Bradford, 13 October 1923 [LL 95]; Minutes, 1924-1989 (8 vols.) [OO 2-5 & 31-34]; Minutes of Meetings on Ministry and Oversight, 1924-1966 (2 vols.) [OO 6 & 20], with related papers, 1947-1973 [OO 21]; Education Committee minutes and records, 1955-1964 (1 vol., following Leeds Carlton Hill Preparative Meeting: Overseers Education Committee minutes and records, 1911-1955) [OO 7]; Peace Committee minutes, 1940-1955 & 1980-1986 (2 vols.) [OO 8 & 30]; Lists of members (earlier entries for Leeds Preparative Meeting), c. 1906-1945 (2 vols. & 1 set of cards) [J 63, 44, 44a ]; Tabular statements, 1924-1935, 1937 [J 62]; List of admissions, removals etc., 1924-1950 (1 vol.) [J 54]; Acceptances of certificates of removals into Monthly Meeting, 1938-1985 (5 vols.) [J 55-56, 68-69]; Certificates of removals into, out of, and within Monthly Meeting, 1924-1985 (12 vols.) [J 66, 57, 85, 58-61, 70-71.1, 72, 71.2]; Birth notes, 1949-1957 (1 vol.) [J 50]; Register of births, 1923-1948, and deaths, 1923-1949 (1 vol.) [J 64]; Registers of marriages, 1924-1979 (7 vols.) [J 41-43, 46-47, 73, & 86]; Certificates of accomplishment of marriage, 1968-1981 (1 vol.) [J 89]; Burial notes, 1931-1957 (5 vols.) [F 39, J 67, 52, 78 & 65]; Orders for burials, 1969-1988 (2 vols.) [J 79.1-79.2]; Orders for graves, 1928-1934 (1 vol.) [F 43]; Certified death register entries, 1951, 1963 & 1963 onwards (3 vols.) [J 74-76]

Administrative / Biographical History

Leeds Monthly Meeting is the youngest Monthly Meeting within Yorkshire, created in 1924 when Brighouse Monthly Meeting was broken up. At the time of its creation it comprised the Meetings of Gildersome, Ilkley, Morley, Rawdon, and the Leeds Meetings of Burley Road (later Fellowship House), Carlton Hill, Great Wilson Street (later Beeston Hill) and York Road. By the end of 1924, it had a total of 622 members. In the late 1920s, Meetings were established in Adel and Roundhay. It is still in existence.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Carlton Hill Meeting House

Access Information

The conditions of deposit include a clause requiring written prior permission from a Friend Custodian for access to consult current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old

Acquisition Information

The collection of archives of the Society of Friends formerly held at the Friends Meeting House at Carlton Hill, Leeds


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 99, Inventory of the records of Brighouse, Knaresborough, Leeds, and Settle Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends Meeting House, Carlton Hill, Leeds, 2nd edition, 1997

Conditions Governing Use

As with access, the photocopying of current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old requires the permission of a Friend Custodian

Related Material

Related material in Leeds University Library: Records of Adel, Gildersome, Ilkley, Morley, Rawdon, Roundhay, and Leeds: Beeston Hill, Carlton Hill, and Fellowship House Preparative Meetings, and Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting

Additional Information

The records are deposited and remain the property of the Society of Friends