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Nottingham Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-N681

Scope and Contents

Records of Nottingham Monthly Meeting, 1680-2021. Includes men's and joint minutes, women's minutes 1730-1892, vital records, Ministers and Elders minutes, financial and property records 1763-1925, among other records and reports.


  • Creation: 1680 - 2021


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. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

Biographical / Historical

Nottingham Monthly Meeting began as a meeting for worship in 1709. It was established as a preparative meeting in 1715 under Newark (Kennett) Monthly Meeting; in 1718 it was placed under the care of New Garden Monthly Meeting. Nottingham Monthly Meeting was set off from New Garden in 1730, and until 1758 was known informally as East Nottingham Monthly Meeting. In 1819, Nottingham became part of a new quarterly meeting under the jurisdiction of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. At the time of the Separation in 1828, there were two Nottingham Monthly Meetings. Nottingham (Orthodox) changed its name in 1829 to Nottingham and Little Britain. Orthodox Quakers at Nottingham withdrew from Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1854; they affiliated with the Primitive branch of Friends, but this meeting was laid down in 1890, its membership joined to Primitive Friends in Philadelphia.

The successor to Nottingham Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) is currently active. The Meeting is sometimes referred to as Oxford.


12 linear ft.

0.1 GB


Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Financial and Property; 6.Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit. Digital records from the 2010s deposited by Wayne Finegar, General Secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, in 2020.

Existence and Location of Copies

Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only: MR-B176,178-182,184-186, 237-238.

Related Materials

An abstract of marriages, births, and deaths, indexed, by Gilbert Cope, copied by Minshall Painter, may be found on microfilm in the repository: MS-P-7. There are separate small collections related to preparative meetings at Oxford and Little Elk, under care of Nottingham. Records of Primitive Friends cover members later attached to Nottingham. Colonial Surveyor George Churchman, a birthright member, has journals held by Haverford College.


Volume 1.17 is a traveling minute for George Churchman and Joseph Richardson at Concord Meeting in the North Western Territory. Volume 3.2 is a copy by Kirk Brown of the birth and death records.

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Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library