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Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S553

Scope and Contents

Records of Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, Hicksite and Orthodox, 1650-1920. Includes men's minutes, 1732-1920, women's minutes, 1680-1891, vital records, 1650-1914, and other miscellaneous records.

Dates

  • 1650-1920

Creator

Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting was established in 1672. The Monthly Meeting was transferred to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1682. Two branches formed at the time of the Separation. The Orthodox branch was discontinued in 1855. The Hicksite Monthly Meeting was transferred to New York Yearly Meeting in 1833. In 1908, the name changed to Shrewsbury Executive Meeting. In 1928, it merged with Squan Preparative Meeting to form Shrewsbury and Manasquan Monthly Meeting. This meeting became Manasquan Monthly Meeting in 1955. In 1954, Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting was reestablished from Shrewsbury Meeting of Friends which had been meeting as early as 1937.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Overview

Records of the Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Shrewsbury, 1650-1920. Includes men's minutes, 1732-1920, women's minutes, 1680-1891, vital records, 1650-1914, and other miscellaneous records.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Men's Minutes: 1.1 1732-1756, 1.2 1786-1801, 1.3 1801-1821, 1.4 1821-1855, 1.5 1855-1904, 1.6 1904-1920, 1.7 clerk's drafts 1809-1825, 1.8 clerk's drafts 1868-1874, 1.9 1757-86, 1.10 index 1757-86; Women's Minutes: 2.1 1828-1829, 2.2 1873-1891, 2.3 clerk's drafts 1837-1842, 2.4 1829-32, 2.5 1833-37, 2.6 1680-1731, 2.7 1738-1816, 2.8 index 1817-55, 2.9 index 1738-58/1786-1816; Vital records: 3.1 Births and Deaths and Marriages 1650-1742; 3.2 Marriage certificates and intentions 1674-1902; 3.3 Marriages, Births, Deaths 1674-1853; 3.4 Births and Deaths 1699-1914; 3.5 Marriage certificates 1732-1853; 3.6 Marriage certificates 1828-1902; 3.7 Births, Deaths and marriages 1650-1742, 3.8 Marriage Certificates, Removal certificates and marriage intentions 1674-1902, 3.9 Births, deaths & marriages abstract, 1657-1876, 3.10 Record of members' deaths, removals, & disownments 1768-1853; Miscellaneous: 4.1 Scrapbook of manumissions, sufferings, etc.; 4.2 School fund, Accounts 1790-1808, 4.3 School Fund, Accounts 1807-1808, 4.4 School Fund, Accounts 1807-1810, 4.5 School, Pupil Accounts 1808-1808, 4.6 School Fund, Accounts 1809-1811, 4.7 Treasurer's Book 1828-1862, 4.8 Temperance Committee 1883-1893, 4.9 Misellaneous records 1770-1873.

Custodial History

Hicksite records transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997. Orthodox records deposited by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The latter were originally filed with PYM, but were moved from RG2/Ph/S45 to RG2/NY/S553 in 2011; these volumes included 3.9-3.10, 1.9-1.10, and 2.6-2.9.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit.
Title
RECORDS OF SHREWSBURY MONTHLY MEETING
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library