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Makefield Preparative (including Makefield and Newtown Preparative ((Orthodox)) Meetings Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/M340
Identifier: QM-Ph-M340

Scope and Contents

Records of the Makefield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), the Makefield and Newtown Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), and their pre-Separation predecessor, 1793-1926. Records include: Hicksite men’s minutes, 1793-1926; Hicksite women's minutes, 1802-1825 and 1836-1892; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1827; births and deaths, 1862-1902; membership, 1820; financial records, 1804-1810.


  • 1793-1926


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

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Makefield Preparative Meeting was established before 1756. At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. The Orthodox branch merged with the Orthodox branch of Newtown Preparative Meeting (Bucks County) to form Makefield and Newtown Preparative Meeting. This meeting was discontinued later in 1827, and its members were attached to Falls Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Makefield Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was discontinued in 1926.


3 Linear Feet



Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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