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Kingwood Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-K500

Scope and Contents

Records of Kingwood Preparative Meeting, pre-Separation, including: Minutes, 1801-1823, 1801-1823 (copy).

Dates

  • 1801-1823

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

A meeting for worship was established in this area by Chesterfield Monthly Meeting circa 1731. The meeting was known as "Bethlehem" until 1747, then as "Kingwood" from 1747 to 1859. In 1744, the meeting was transferred to Bethlehem [Quakertown] Monthly Meeting. Kingwood Preparative Meeting was established in 1756. The Orthodox branch of this preparative meeting was discontinued in 1828; its members were attached to Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting (New York Yearly Meeting). Kingwood Meeting was discontinued in 1830. An indulged meeting at Kingwood was established under Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1835; it was discontinued in 1842. Kingwood Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was probably discontinued before 1905. In 1859, the meeting for worship became known as "Quakertown"; Quakertown Meeting was discontinued in 1905. A new indulged meeting at Quakertown was established under Bucks Quarterly Meeting in 1957. This meeting became part of the current Quakertown Monthly Meeting in 1961.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
RECORDS OF KINGWOOD PREPARATIVE MEETING, KINGWOOD MEETING, AND QUAKERTOWN MEETING (QUAKERTOWN, NJ)
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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