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John Gough, A History of the People Called Quakers, from their First Rise to the Present Time, 4 Vols, 1789-1790 John Gough, A History of the People Called Quakers, from their First Rise to the Present Time, 4 Vols, 1789-1790

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A History of the People called Quakers, from their first rise to the present time, is an extra ordinary source put together by John Gough and set over four volumes totalling over 2,200 pages. Volume One was first published in 1789 with Volume Four being published in 1790. Gough, who died shortly after completing his work on the final volume, spent much of his adult life in various educational positions throughout Ireland, having been born in England in 1721. His History was compiled from his own experiences as a Quaker as well as "authentic records and from writings of that people".

The four volumes of the History are broken down in to eight individual books, and each volume is completed with an index to that volume. Volume One Book One begins with the life and experiences of George Fox and the first four chapter deal almost entirely with his life up to the dissolution of Parliament by Cromwell. Book Two continues this path and deals with the persecution of the Quakers during this period. There are numerous examples of the imprisonment, beatings and punishment of Quakers, as well as appeals to Cromwell and Parliament to end the abuse. Chapter eight of Book deals with the arrival of the William Edmundson in Ireland, "the first of the People called Quakers in Ireland". The remainder of Book Two deals with the arrival of Quakers in the USA, Europe and Asia. Book Three starts with the restoration of the King, Charles II, and the release of some 700 Quakers from imprisonment. However this was short lived and the persecutions soon resumed. Again there are numerous examples of the persecutions of Quakers both in England and New England. Chapter Twenty deals exclusively with Ireland and the persecution of the Quakers, and ends with the arrival of George Fox in Ireland. Book Four continues with the harsh treatment. Chapter Nine again deals exclusively with Ireland, covering meetings in Cork, Wicklow, further imprisonments and an account of Katharine Norton. Chapter ten covers Holland and Germany, Chapter eleven New England and the continued story of George Fox. Chapter sixteen again deals exclusively with Ireland, including an account of William Morris, Benjamin Bangs' visit, as well as the prosecution of William Edmundson, and the committal of John Burnyeat. Several chapters focus on the spread to the West Indies and further expansion into North America.

Book five begins with death of King Charles and the faith of the Quakers under James II and while persecutions subside, the suffering because of tithes continues. Book six begins with the proclamation of William of Orange as King. The relative lack of suffering of the Quakers in Ireland, compared to their brethren in England, is noted in Chapter two, when a collection recommended in Ireland to help alleviate the sufferings in England. However, that was soon to change with the arrival of King James in Ireland and war. Before long Quakers in England are contributing relief to ease the sufferings in Ireland. Several chapters are then devoted to the further influence of the Quakers in America. The final volume begins with the ascent of Queen Anne to the throne and the attempts at maintaining the Act of Toleration. Book seven commences with the coronation of George I. Chapters two and three deal exclusively with Ireland, including visits by Benjamin Holme and John Burton and accounts of John Barcroft, Alexander Seaton, Thomas Wight and Thomas Wilson. The final four chapters of the book cover the situation in Pennsylvania. The final Book begins the accession of George III and ends with the death of the author in Ireland and some testimony about him.

The scale of the work undertaken by Gough in producing these four volumes was enormous. While they are very much just the views of one person, it is still an important and seminal work on the Society of Friends and their beginning, the spread throughout much of the known world and the persecutions they suffered. For anyone with an interest in Quaker history this is an essential source.

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Thomas Wight, 4th Edition, A History of the Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers in Ireland, from the year 1653-1751, 1811 Thomas Wight, 4th Edition, A History of the Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers in Ireland, from the year 1653-1751, 1811

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This fourth edition of A History of the Rise and Progress of a People called Quakers in Ireland was first compiled by Thomas Wight, covering the years 1653 to 1700 and was later updated to 1751 by the physician and naturalist John Rutty. The book begins with the first appearance of Quakers in Ireland and the first chapter concludes in 1669 with the settlement of "church discipline" among them. The second chapter covers up to the end of the troubles under King James II. Chapter three deals with the period up to the Act of Parliament which allowed for the registration of the meeting houses of the Society of Friends, in 1719. The final chapter ends in 1751 with the church in danger from "a spirit of libertinism and luke-warmness". The book then concludes with a Summary of the sufferings of Quakers in Ireland.  


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The (Quaker) Annual Monitor for 1849 or Obituary of the Members of the Society of Friends In Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1848 The (Quaker) Annual Monitor for 1849 or Obituary of the Members of the Society of Friends In Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1848

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Published in London 1849, this edition of the Annual Monitor or Obituary of Members of the Society of Friends in Great Britain and Ireland for the Year 1848 presents a complete list of members of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers, who died in 1848 with a few of the deceased who died at the very end of 1847.

This published list of obituaries and death notices was compiled from the annual returns made by each of the Society's Meeting Houses in Great Britain and Ireland, those that had the greatest knowledge on the life of its members.

In each instance the obituaries provide the age of the deceased, the date of death, the particular Meeting House attended and in most instances the marital status of the deceased. In many cases the obituaries given are fulsome. This should come as little surprise to those familiar with the Birth, Marriage and Death Records kept by the Society. Dating from the foundation of the Religious Society of Friends these records exhibit the Society's great interest in keeping records of its growing membership and their achievements for the benefit of God and society as a whole. However, the registers also exhibit the decline in membership from the first decades of the 19th century. Having said this, the Society's Birth, Marriage and Death Registers provide the greatest detail on individuals prior to the introduction of the Civil Registration in Great Britain in 1837 and 1864 in Ireland and in most cases extend far beyond the parochial records kept by the established Churches. For those of a genealogical bent, this edition of the Annual Monitor pre-dates the introduction of Civil Death Registration in Ireland by some eighteen years. Even a quick glance at the obituary list shows that many of the deceased attended meeting houses in Ireland and died during the height of the Great Famine in that country.

While some of the obituaries provide the barest of details, many are accompanied by the quite lengthy death notices if not eulogies provided by the elders of deceased's Meeting House. For example, one of the last entries for 1848 concerns a young man named Cuthbert Wigham, a member of the South Shields Meeting House, who died aged only 26 in Madeira. Wigham's death notice recalls that as a youth he was drawn towards the 'powerful convictions of sin', but by the time of death had been forgiven for his sins. Suffering from consumption, Wigham spent the last months of his life at Funchall and extracts from his diary for this period accompany his obituary.

Republished here in fully searchable electronic format, the Annual Monitor for 1849 will appeal to anyone interest in the Religious Society of Friends in general and more specifically those with a genealogical interest in members of the Society.

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