LANCASTER SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

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Title: LANCASTER SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
Reference: FRL
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CATALOGUE TO THE RECORDS OF THE LANCASTER MONTHLY MEETING OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

 

FRL1 Lancashire QM

 

FRL 1/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 1/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 1/1/2 Minutes, clerk's drafts

 

FRL 1/1/3 As to Qs

 

FRL 1/1/4 Queries

 

FRL 1/1/5 Various disciplinary papers

 

FRL 1/1/6 Disownments

 

FRL 1/1/7 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 1/1/8 Testimonies

 

FRL 1/1/9 Birth Notes

 

FRL 1/1/10 Marriage papers

 

FRL 1/1/11 Burial Notes

 

FRL 1/1/12 Burial papers

 

FRL 1/1/13 Membership statistics

 

FRL 1/1/14 Committee to visit Monthly and Preparative Meetings

 

FRL 1/1/15 Financial papers

 

FRL 1/1/16 Trust Property - General

 

FRL 1/1/17 Trust Property - Blackburn

 

FRL 1/1/18 Trust Property - Preston

 

FRL 1/1/19 Education

 

FRL 1/1/20 Rawlinson's Legacy

 

FRL 1/1/21 Various Committees

 

FRL 1/1/22 Correspondence

 

FRL 1/1/23 Reports

 

FRL 1/1/24 Proposals

 

FRL 1/1/25 Epistles

 

FRL 1/1/26 Notes concerning Emigration

 

FRL 1/1/27 Legal Matters

 

FRL 1/1/28 Notes on General Business

 

FRL 1/1/29 Lists of Ministers

 

FRL 1/1/30 Printed and General material

 

FRL 1/2 Lancashire Women's QM

 

FRL 1/2/1 Minutes

 

FRL 1/2/2 Minutes, clerk's drafts

 

FRL 1/2/3 Financial papers

 

FRL 1/2/4 Epistles and Annual Letters

 

FRL 1/3 Quarterly Meeting of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 1/3/1 Minutes

 

FRL 1/3/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 1/3/3 Printed Reports

 

FRL 1/3/4 Notes of Meetings

 

FRL 1/4 Ministry & Oversight Quarterly Meeting

 

FRL 1/4/1 Minute Books

 

FRL2 Lancaster MM

 

FRL 2/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 2/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 2/1/2 Minutes, clerk's drafts

 

FRL 2/1/3 As to Qs

 

FRL 2/1/4 Acknowledgements of faults

 

FRL 2/1/5 Disownments

 

FRL 2/1/6 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 2/1/7 Testimonies

 

FRL 2/1/8 Resignations

 

FRL 2/1/9 Birth notes, etc

 

FRL 2/1/10 Marriage registers, returns, etc

 

FRL 2/1/11 Marriage papers

 

FRL 2/1/12 Burial certificates, etc

 

FRL 2/1/13 Applications for membership

 

FRL 2/1/14 Registers of members, etc

 

FRL 2/1/15 Incoming removal certificates

 

FRL 2/1/16 Outgoing removal certificates

 

FRL 2/1/17 Compliance with QM minutes

 

FRL 2/1/18 Tithe papers

 

FRL 2/1/19 Reports and correspondence concerning visits

 

FRL 2/1/20 Finance Committee

 

FRL 2/1/21 Financial papers

 

FRL 2/1/22 Premises and Finance Committee

 

FRL 2/1/23 Friends Hall Premises Committee

 

FRL 2/1/24 Trust property - General

 

FRL 2/1/25 Trust Property - Burial Ground

 

FRL 2/1/26 Trust Property - Fenton Street

 

FRL 2/1/27 Trust Property - Scotforth

 

FRL 2/1/28 Lancaster Friends School Committee

 

FRL 2/1/29 Lancaster Friends School/Hall, Fenton Street

 

FRL 2/1/30 Wyresdale School

 

FRL 2/1/31 Education - General

 

FRL 2/1/32 Various Committees

 

FRL 2/1/33 Correspondence, reports, etc

 

FRL 2/1/34 Certificates for travelling ministers

 

FRL 2/1/35 Printed and General material

 

FRL 2/2 Lancaster Women's MM

 

FRL 2/2/1 Minutes

 

FRL 2/2/2 Women Friends' Charitable Fund

 

FRL 2/2/3 Miscellaneous

 

FRL 2/3 Select Meeting of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 2/3/1 Minutes

 

FRL 2/3/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 2/3/3 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 2/3/4 Lists of members

 

FRL 3 Lancaster PM

 

FRL 3/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 3/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 3/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 3/1/3 Burial Registers

 

FRL 3/1/4 Membership papers

 

FRL 3/1/5 Financial papers

 

FRL 3/1/6 Friends' School Committee

 

FRL 3/1/7 Lancaster Friends' School papers

 

FRL 3/1/8 Correspondence, notes, etc

 

FRL 3/2 Lancaster Women's PM

 

FRL 3/2/1 Minutes

 

FRL 3/3 Preparative Meeting of Elders & Overseers

 

FRL 3/3/1 Minutes

 

FRL 3/3/2 Correspondence

 

FRL 4 Calder Bridge PM

 

FRL 4/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 4/1/1 Minute Books

 

FRL 4/1/2 Marriage papers

 

FRL 4/1/3 Burial Registers

 

FRL 4/1/4 Burial Ground

 

FRL 4/1/5 Financial papers

 

FRL 4/1/6 Correspondence

 

FRL 5 Quernmore PM

 

FRL 5/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 5/1/1 Burial Notes

 

FRL 5/1/2 Burial Registers

 

FRL 5/1/3 Correspondence

 

FRL 6 Wray PM

 

FRL 6/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 6/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 6/1/2 Minutes, clerk's drafts

 

FRL 6/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 6/1/4 Burial Registers

 

FRL 6/1/5 Meeting House Records

 

FRL 6/1/6 Printed and General Material

 

FRL 7 Wyresdale PM

 

FRL 7/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 7/1/1 Minute Books

 

FRL 7/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 7/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 7/1/4 Burial Registers

 

FRL 7/1/5 Burial Ground

 

FRL 7/1/6 Financial papers

 

FRL 7/1/7 Correspondence

 

FRL 7/1/8 Epistles

 

FRL 7/1/9 Printed and General Material

 

FRL 7/2 Wyresdale School

 

FRL 7/2/1 Registers

 

FRL 7/2/2 School Committee

 

FRL 7/2/3 Financial papers

 

FRL 7/2/4 Correspondence

 

FRL 7/2/5 Printed and General Material

 

FRL 8 Yealand PM

 

FRL 8/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 8/1/1 Minute Books

 

FRL 8/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 8/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 8/1/4 Testimonies

 

FRL 8/1/5 Financial papers

 

FRL 8/1/6 Correspondence, notes, etc

 

FRL 9 Morecambe PM

 

FRL 9/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 9/1/1 Minute Books

 

FRL 10 Fylde MM

 

FRL 10/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 10/1/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 10/1/2 Disownments

 

FRL 10/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 10/1/4 Birth notes, etc

 

FRL 10/1/5 Lists of Elders

 

FRL 10/1/6 Incoming removal certificates

 

FRL 10/1/7 Clearance certificates

 

FRL 10/1/8 Financial papers

 

FRL 10/1/9 Correspondence

 

FRL 10/2 Fylde Select MM

 

FRL 10/2/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 11 Freckleton PM

 

FRL 11/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 11/1/1 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 12 Preston MM

 

FRL 12/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 12/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 12/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 12/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 12/1/4 Incoming Removal Certificates

 

FRL 12/1/5 Financial papers

 

FRL 12/1/6 Reports, correspondence, etc

 

FRL 12/1/7 Property records

 

FRL 12/2 Preston MM of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 12/2/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 12/2/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 13 Preston PM

 

FRL 13/1 Preston Meeting House

 

FRL 13/1/1 Financial Papers

 

FRL 14 Blackburn PM

 

FRL 14/1 Blackburn Meeting House

 

FRL 14/1/1 Various papers

 

FRL 15 Hardshaw MM

 

FRL 15/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 15/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 15/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 15/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 15/1/4 Membership statistics

 

FRL 15/1/5 Financial papers

 

FRL 15/1/6 Correspondence, etc

 

FRL 15/1/7 Lists of Ministers and Elders

 

FRL 15/2 Select MM

 

FRL 15/2/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 15/2/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 15/3 Hardshaw MM of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 15/3/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 15/3/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 15/3/3 Lists of Members

 

FRL 15/4 PMs under Hardshaw MM

 

FRL 15/4/1 Manchester PM

 

FRL 15/4/2 Penketh PM

 

FRL 15/4/3 Southport PM

 

FRL 15/4/4 Friends' Adult School, Radcliffe

 

FRL 16 Hardshaw East MM

 

FRL 16/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 16/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 16/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 16/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 16/1/4 Testimonies

 

FRL 16/1/5 Financial papers

 

FRL 16/2 Monthly Meeting of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 16/2/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 16/2/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 16/2/3 Acknowledgements of Ministers

 

FRL 16/3 PMs under Hardshaw East MM

 

FRL 16/3/1 Manchester Meeting House

 

FRL 16/3/2 Penketh School

 

FRL 17 Hardshaw West MM

 

FRL 17/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 17/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 17/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 17/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 17/1/4 Correspondence, Reports, etc

 

FRL 17/2 Monthly Meeting of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 17/2/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 17/2/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 17/3 PMs under Hardshaw West MM

 

FRL 17/3/1 Chester Meeting

 

FRL 18 Marsden MM

 

FRL 18/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 18/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 18/1/2 As to Qs

 

FRL 18/1/3 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 18/1/4 Testimonies

 

FRL 18/1/5 Lists of Members

 

FRL 18/1/6 Financial papers

 

FRL 18/1/7 Trust Property

 

FRL 18/1/8 Correspondence, etc

 

FRL 18/1/9 Lists of Ministers and Elders

 

FRL 18/1/10 General material

 

FRL 18/2 Select MM

 

FRL 18/2/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 18/2/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 18/2/3 Lists of Members

 

FRL 18/2/4 Correspondence

 

FRL 18/3 Marsden MM of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 18/3/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 18/3/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 19 Swarthmore MM

 

FRL 19/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 19/1/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 19/1/2 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 19/1/3 Incoming Removal Certificates

 

FRL 19/1/4 Lists of Ministers and Elders

 

FRL 19/1/5 Trust Properties

 

FRL 19/2 Select MM

 

FRL 19/2/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 19/2/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 19/2/3 Lists of Ministers and Elders

 

FRL 19/2/4 Lists of Members

 

FRL 19/3 Swarthmore MM of Ministers & Elders

 

FRL 19/3/1 As to Qs

 

FRL 19/3/2 As to Qs 2 & 4

 

FRL 19/4 PMs under Swarthmore MM

 

FRL 19/4/1 Height PM

 

FRL 20 Cheshire Monthly Meeting

 

FRL 20/1 Main Meeting

 

FRL 20/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 20/1/2 Trust Property

 

FRL 21 Yearly Meetings

 

FRL 21/1 Main Meetings

 

FRL 21/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 21/1/2 Queries

 

FRL 21/1/3 Advices

 

FRL 21/1/4 Reports

 

FRL 21/1/5 Letters

 

FRL 21/1/6 Notes, notices, considerations, proposals, etc

 

FRL 21/1/7 Petitions

 

FRL 21/1/8 Epistles

 

FRL 21/1/9 Printed Tracts

 

FRL 21/1/10 Printed and General material

 

FRL 21/2 Meeting for Sufferings

 

FRL 21/2/1 Minutes addressed to QMs

 

FRL 21/2/2 General minutes

 

FRL 21/2/3 Reports

 

FRL 21/2/4 Advices

 

FRL 21/2/5 Letters

 

FRL 21/2/6 Notes, notices, considerations, proposals, etc

 

FRL 21/3 Reports of Committees

 

FRL 21/3/1 Committee appointed to visit Quarterly and other Meetings

 

FRL 21/3/2 Committee on Accounts

 

FRL 21/3/3 Loan Fund Committee

 

FRL 21/3/4 Committee on the Negro & Aborigines Fund

 

FRL 21/3/5 Committee appointed to gather information about the Slave Trade and promote its total abolition

 

FRL 21/3/6 Committee appointed to form a proposal for the encouragement of School Masters & Mistresses

 

FRL 21/3/7 Committee on alterations in geographical boundaries of Meetings

 

FRL 22 Non-Lancashire Records

 

FRL 22/1 Cheshire & Staffordshire Quarterly Meeting

 

FRL 22/1/1 Minutes

 

FRL 22/2 Cumbria Quarterly Meeting

 

FRL 22/2/1 Letters

 

FRL 22/3 Westmorland Quarterly Meeting

 

FRL 22/3/1 Letters

 

FRL 22/4 Hawkshead Preparative Meeting

 

FRL 22/4/1 Accounts of Sufferings

 

FRL 22/5 York Quarterly Meeting

 

FRL 22/5/1 General

 

FRL 22/5/2 Committee for the management of Rawden School

 

FRL 22/6 York Retreat for Persons Afflicted with Disorders of the Mind

 

FRL 22/6/1 Reports

 

FRL 22/6/2 Letters

 

FRL 22/7 Unspecified Non-Lancashire Monthly Meeting

 

FRL 22/7/1 Testimonies

 

FRL 22/8 Schools

 

FRL 22/8/1 Wigton School, Cumbria

 

FRL 22/8/2 North of England Agricultural School

 

FRL 22/8/3 Ackworth School, Yorkshire

 

FRL 22/8/4 Rawden School, Yorkshire

 

FRL 22/8/5 Camp Hill School, Warwickshire

 

FRL 22/8/6 Sidcot School, Avon

 

FRL 22/8/7 Other school records

 

FRL 22/9 Miscellaneous Material

 

FRL 22/9/1 Letters

Date: 1568 - 1968
Held by: Lancashire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Arrangement:

It has been decided to catalogue the archive using a hierarchical structure, beginning with the Lancashire Quarterly Meeting rather than with the Lancaster Monthly Meeting. Preparative Meetings are listed after their relevant Monthly Meeting. The records of the various Yearly Meetings, other Quarterly Meetings, and records of non-Lancashire bodies are listed at the end of the catalogue.

 

The archive was originally calendared in 1976 using the shelf locations of the documents when they were stored at Lancaster Meeting House. This original calendar is superseded by the current catalogue, and the old shelf references no longer apply. An annotated copy of the original calendar has been retained.

 

Initial listing of the collection was carried out by Maria Sienkiewicz in 1998/1999. The temporary numbers allocated during that listing have now been superseded.

Language: English
Extent: 251 series
Administrative History:

The documents in this collection are the archive of the Society of Friends Lancaster Monthly Meeting. The Monthly Meeting is the official body in terms of law, to which all official matters are referred. Lancaster Monthly Meeting has or had responsibility for Lancaster, Calder Bridge, Quernmore, Wyresdale and Yealand Preparative Meetings, among others. The records of these Preparative Meetings, and of the Monthly Meeting, make up the main body of the archive.

 

Lancaster Monthly Meeting is a member of the Westmorland General Meeting. Formerly it was a member of the Lancashire & Cheshire Quarterly Meeting (from 1855) and prior to that, the Lancashire Quarterly Meeting. As a result of this membership, there are also some records of the Quarterly Meeting within the archive, as well as records of London Yearly Meetings and other yearly gatherings, which governed the regional Quarterly Meetings. Records of other Monthly Meetings within Lancashire Quarterly Meeting and their related Preparative Meetings have also been deposited as part of the archive. Researchers should consult the catalogues of these Monthly Meetings (e.g. FRM - Marsden Monthly Meeting, FRP - Preston Monthly Meeting) for the main body of their records.

Publication Notes:
  • Reference should also be made to My Ancestors were Quakers, by Edward H Milligan and Malcolm J Thomas (available at the Searchroom Enquiries desk).

Subjects:
  • Lancashire
  • Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Protestantism
Creator Names:
  • Lancaster Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, Lancashire
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • Accessions 5681, 6632, 7207, 7673, 8305, 8370, & 8729

Conditions of access:

Access to the following files is restricted:

 

FRL 2/1/1/27-28

 

FRL 2/1/11/243

 

FRL 2/1/14/8

 

FRL 2/2/2/2

 

FRL 3/1/7/34

 

FRL 3/3/1/1-2

 

FRL 3/3/2/1-3

 

FRL 4/1/5/2

Note:

Catalogue compiled 1998-2001 (MS/JH)

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