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Somerton Monthly Meeting Records (including Chuckatuck/Nansemond, Western Branch, and Lower)

Identifier: QM-B-S664

Scope and Contents

Records of Somerton Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Chuckatuck/Nansemond, Lower and Western Branch, 1673-1946. Includes men's and joint minutes 1673-1756, 1894, 1907-1946, women's minutes 1891-1894, and vital records 1673-1756, 1879-1949.

Includes minutes from Pagan Creek Monthly Meeting 1738-1763, and Lower Preparative Meeting 1894.


  • Creation: 1673-1946


Language of Materials

Records in English

Conditions Governing Access

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

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Biographical / Historical

This Meeting was originally in two parts, Chuckatuck sometimes called the Nansemond Monthly Meeting, in Nansemond County, and Pagan Creek in Isle of Wight County. Between the years of 1767-1856, these parts were re-grouped and were known as the Western Branch Monthly Meeting, then from 1856 to 1912 as Lower Monthly Meeting, and Somerton Monthly Meeting from 1912.

Southampton County meetings were divided and separated from the Lower Monthly Meeting in 1906. The southern meetings were organized as Black Creek Monthly Meeting, holding sessions at Bethel Virginia and, by 1917, at Sedley Virginia. Friends in the northern section of the county became members of Corinth Monthly Meeting.


2.25 linear ft.


Divided into series: : 1.Vital Records; 2.Men's and Joint Minutes; 3.Women's Minutes.

Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Somerton Monthly Meeting Records (including Chuckatuck/Nansemond, Western Branch, and Lower)
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