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Quakertown Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-Q300

Scope and Contents

Records of Quakertown Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Kingwood and Bethlehem Monthly Meetings, 1703-1905. Includes: vital records, 1703-1877; Hicksite and pre-Separation men’s minutes, 1744-1905; women’s minutes, 1744-1905; Ministers’ and Elders’ minutes, 1756-1787; property records, 1733-1894; miscellaneous papers, 1728-1900.


  • 1703-1905

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

Bethlehem Monthly Meeting was established in 1744 by Burlington Quarterly Meeting out of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting. From 1748 to 1859, the name of this monthly meeting was Kingwood. In 1786, the monthly meeting was transferred from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to New York Yearly Meeting.

The Orthodox branch of this meeting was discontinued in 1828, and its members were transferred to Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting. In 1832, Kingwood Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) returned to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Before 1859, this meeting was known as Kingwood Monthly Meeting. In 1859, the meeting became known as Quakertown. It was discontinued in 1905 and its members attached to Buckingham Monthly Meeting.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
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