Scope and Contents
Records of Moorestown Monthly Meeting, 1829-1977, include: Orthodox membership, 1912-1958; other vital records, 1804-1988; minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1804-1827; minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1827-1951; minutes of the Orthodox joint meeting, 1940-1951; minutes of the united meeting, 1951-1974; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1900; minutes of the Orthodox/United Meeting of Worship and Ministry, 1944-1977 and of its predecessors, the Meeting of the Ministry and Counsel, 1918-1951 and the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1847-1918; miscellaneous papers, 1794-1957 & n.d.; financial records, 1944-1963; property records, etc. Also included are records of the Young Friends Association, 1895-1917; records of the Moorestown Bible School Association (Orthodox), 1912-1915; minutes of the Mission Study Class (Orthodox), 1925-1927; minutes of the Moorestown Friends School Committee, 1939-1958; minutes of the Mission Board, 1942-1952.
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Biographical / Historical
Chester Monthly Meeting (NJ) was established in 1803 by Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting out of Evesham Monthly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.
The Orthodox meeting changed its name to "Moorestown Monthly Meeting" in 1943. In 1951, Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with Moorestown Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) to form a united Moorestown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends under Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) and Haddonfield and Salem Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox). Moorestown is currently an active monthly meeting.