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York Monthly Meeting (1786-1858) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/B/Y671
Identifier: QM-B-Y671

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.


  • Creation: 1765-1857, 1907.


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.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

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 ft.


Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's minutes; 3.Vital records; 4.Ministers & Elders; 5.Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

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

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.

York Monthly Meeting (1786-1858) Records
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