York Monthly Meeting Records
Scope and Contents
Records of the first York Monthly Meeting, 1765-1857, 1907. Includes minutes 1786-1857, vital records 1786-1854, and miscellaneous records 1765-1907.
- 1765-1857, 1907.
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.
Copyright and Rights Information
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Biographical / Historical
Friends began to meet in York-town in Pennsylvania in 1764. In 1767 they requested that a preparative meeting be formed under the care of Warrington Monthly Meeting. York Monthly Meeting was established in 1786. During the Separation of 1828, York Monthly Meeting affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends. The meeting was laid down in 1858. In 1932, the meeting was reorganized as an independent monthly meeting. In 1951, York Monthly Meeting petitioned to become a monthly meeting and it was granted by Warrington Quarterly Meeting. The Meeting remains active.
4 Linear Feet
Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's minutes; 3.Vital records; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.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-B230-231.
Volume 3.2 contains marriage certificates of Mordicai Williams to Mary Holland and Samuel Cook to Sarah Garretson. Volume 5.1 contains a chronology of York Monthly Meeting.
- RECORDS OF YORK MONTHLY MEETING (1786-1858)
- A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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