Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Records

Scope and Content

Records of the General Meeting of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales, 1635-1838, mainly registers of births, 1635-1837, marriages, 1657-1838, and burials, 1650-1838.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, is a Christian Protestant group founded by George Fox (1624-1691). The Friends have no ministerial order. Each congregation is a Particular (or Preparative) Meeting. These are grouped into Monthly Meetings which in turn combine to form Quarterly Meetings and, at national level, a Yearly Meeting. The records relate to transcripts of digest copies of registers of the General Meeting of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

No source recorded

Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Records, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected