Catalogue description Records of the Barkway Excelsior Friendly Society

This record is held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

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Reference: D/EBf
Title: Records of the Barkway Excelsior Friendly Society

The annual financial statements show three separate funds, sick and funeral, management and expenses and "surplus"; it has not been possible completely to arrange the financial documents in this collection in such a way as to correspond with these funds, because the business of more than one fund is often represented in the same volume and because 'state' insurance business is also recorded.

Date: 1857 - 1958
Held by: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Barkway Excelsior Friendly Society, Hertfordshire

Physical description: 44 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

deposited in 1959 by the last secretary of the Society


Accession 843

  • Ancient Order of Foresters, Hertfordshire
  • Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  • Nonprofit Organisations
Administrative / biographical background:



The Barkway Excelsior Friendly Society apparently began life in 1876 as a branch of the Ancient Order of Foresters, becoming independent of the parent society, though retaining some of its organisation and ritual, in 1889, when the Barkway society's rules were first printed.


The society was dissolved in 1957.

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