Goose Creek Monthly Meeting Records
Scope and Contents
Records of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, 1732-1963 and 1996-1999. Includes men's and joint minutes 1785-1950, women's minutes 1785-1889, vital records 1732-1950, and miscellaneous 1797-1878 and 1996-99.
Language of Materials
Records in English
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.
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Biographical / Historical
As early as 1746, a meeting for worship was established for Friends in the Goose Creek area. By 1774, this meeting was set off as a preparative meeting under Fairfax Monthly Meeting. In 12mo 1785, Goose Creek Monthly Meeting was established, including members of both Goose Creek and South Fork Preparative Meetings. Following the Separation of 1828, the meeting affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends. A small number of members withdrew and joined with other Orthodox Friends to establish the Hopewell Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). In 1950, the Hicksite meeting joined with Orthodox Friends as Goose Creek Monthly Meeting (United).
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Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4.Miscellaneous.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Existence and Location of Copies
Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only: MR-B, 130-134.
Vol. 3.1 includes births, burials, marriages, and removals (indexed). Vol. 3.2 includes the marriage certificate of William Harris to Elisabeth Holmes. Vol. 3.3 includes births, deaths, marriages, and removals. Vol. 4.1 includes Bernard Taylor's Account Book (indexed).
- RECORDS OF GOOSE CREEK MONTHLY MEETING
- A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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