Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004
There have been some posts here on Irish
Quakers. I came across a little tidbit while doing Quaker research
for a client, that may be useful to some.
When people of the Quaker faith moved to
another locality, they sometimes used the name of a Quaker meeting
they left behind, to also name a new Quaker meeting they formed.
There is a book, which I have not looked for nor researched,
called "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania." It
was written by Dr. Albert Cook Meyers. For example, the name "New
Garden Monthly Meeting" is repeated in various states in the US.
There was one in Pennsylvania. It was supposedly named for the New
Garden MM in Carlow, Ireland. So if you are looking for Irish
ancestors who were Quakers, you might want to check for Quaker
meetings in the US, that had or still have the name of the Quaker
meeting in Ireland of which your ancestors were members.
I do not know how many Irish Quakers
emigrated to the US, but by looking at both Irish and US Quaker
records, if you know or think that your ancestors were of this
faith, you just might be able to make a connection that has
previously eluded you.
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