Records of Morley Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1923-1969 (1 vol.) [KK 22]; Title deeds for Morley burial ground, 1700-1812 (5 items) [V 10/9, 13, 21; V 12/2; AA 6/7]

Administrative / Biographical History

Morley Preparative Meeting was formed around 1905 and met in a hall in Ackroyd Street. It was constituent of Brighouse Monthly Meeting until 1924, when it joined the newly formed Leeds Monthly Meeting. It was discontinued in 1969. There was also a burial ground in Morley, dating back to the early 18th century, on land originally purchased by William Jackson of Armley and Robert Arthington of Farnley as early as 1689. This was sold in 1867.


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 Brighouse and Leeds Monthly Meetings, and Morley Friends Adult School

Additional Information

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