Digest of Quaker births, marriages and burials in Scotland, 1647 - 1878, compiled by A. Strath Maxwell in 1960, from Quaker records formerly in Aberdeen. Also, a copy of list of burials in Quaker burial ground in the Gallowgate, Aberdeen, 1671 - 1816, bombed during 1939 - 1945, and excavated for municipal housing in 1962, compiled by J. Fenton Wyness.
Digest of Quaker births, marriages and burials in Scotland, 1647 - 1878
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Religious Society of Friends has been active in the north-east of Scotland, mainly in the City of Aberdeen, since the 1660s. Despite persecution, which reached its height in the 1670s, not a few north-east people were attracted to the new movement such as Robert Barclay (1648-1690), theologian, Alexander Jaffray (1614-1673) and George Keith (c 1639 -1716).
For further details on the history of the Quaker community in Aberdeen see John Torrance, The Early Quakers in the North East Scotland, in Transactions of the Banffshire Field Club, (1936), 67-87; Hewitt, A. R., The Quakers in the North-east: Unity, Liberty, Charity, Deeside Field Club, 20 (1988), 62-65; Delia Seager, Quakerism in the North East of Scotland: Enthusiasm, Apology and Persecution, in After Columba, after Calvin: Community and Identity in the Religious Traditions of North East Scotland, ed. by James Porter (Aberdeen: Elphinstone Institute, 1999), pp. 97-106.
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Deposited in the University in 1969, by A. Strath Maxwell
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