index

Page numbers in italics indicate illustrations. Spellings in the minutes are extremely variable, and have been regularized in the index for ease of use. For instance, Willbur, Willbore, Wilber, Wilbor, and Wilbur are all entered as Wilbur. Common name variants are cross-referenced where appropriate. People with the same name are differentiated if they are distinguishable in the context of the minutes. Women are indexed under both maiden and married name if they can be identified as the same person from the context.

Abington, Pennsylvania, 528

abolition. See slavery, manumission, and abolition

accounts, financial. See under financial matters

accounts, testimonial. See testimonies/accounts

Acoaxet Meeting

Book of Discipline, transcription of, 743

boundaries with, 695, 698, 702

burying ground at, 203, 204, 470, 522

collection for meeting house at, 179

condemnations/disownments read at, 202, 204, 208, 327, 502, 519, 552–53, 569, 665, 674

current meeting house structure at, 178

deed for land, 178, 180, 188, 513, 516, 521

elder to assist William Wood at, 409

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, dispute over settlement of, 795, 797, 802, 803, 820–21

meeting at upper part of Acoaxet, 589

meetings held at, 43, 44, 55, 63, 66, 71, 74, 78–79, 85, 102, 110, 118, 126, 129, 138, 146, 152, 155, 160, 189

membership of poor Friend in Acoaxet or Apponegansett, determining, 719, 720, 721, 722, 729, 730

non-attendance at monthly meetings, 502, 525, 532, 533, 543, 555, 587, 588, 605, 621, 634, 635, 636, 655, 662, 663, 664, 672, 688

oversight of behavior and attendance at, 604, 614, 633, 689

preparative meetings, 455, 696

purchase of land and construction of meeting house for, 176, 177, 178, 183, 187, 188, 196, 201, 212, 213–14, 232, 237

rebuilding and enlargement of meeting house, 654, 656, 659

repair of meeting house, 542

separate monthly meeting for, establishment of, 693, 695, 698–99, 702, 704, 708, 710, 711

stable on meeting house land, 203

sufferings of Friends of, 359

variant spellings of, 43n3

visitors for, 293, 302, 306, 313, 326, 339, 340, 347, 348, 362, 363, 367, 369, 372, 376, 379, 381, 387, 389, 395, 398, 400, 407, 411, 415, 417, 418, 422, 425, 426, 431–32, 436, 451, 457, 465, 475, 476, 486, 487, 495, 519, 532, 533, 535, 554, 559, 568, 573, 578, 587, 590, 591, 595, 598, 603, 608, 613, 618, 625, 639, 670

yearly meetings, separation of, 829

yearly meetings at, 222, 223, 458, 689

Acoaxet River, 437, 487, 495, 589

Acushnet Meeting

acquisition of land and construction of meeting house for, 265, 275, 276, 277, 281, 289, 290, 305

burying ground for, 275, 276, 297, 470, 522

condemnations/disownments read at, 213, 303, 354, 357, 361

convincement paper read at, 473

deed for land, 277, 281, 295, 329, 330, 331, 516, 521

establishment of, 98–99, 101

list of Friends and transgressors, 636, 637, 639, 640, 689

Long Plain meeting house, 527, 615

marriage at meeting house of, 487

meetings held at, 148, 208, 261, 305, 324–25

quarterly meeting held at, 615

stable, construction of, 317

visitors for, 276, 293, 302, 313, 324, 326, 329, 339, 347, 348, 362, 367, 369, 379, 382, 384, 390, 398, 400, 411, 417, 419, 425–26, 432, 436, 451, 452, 465, 474, 510, 573, 585, 596, 606

weekday meeting at, 569

advice

on building a house, 510

condemnation for marriage contrary to, 288, 289, 290

on conformity for purposes of marriage, 414

going away privately without advice of Friends, 205, 211–12

on legal cases, 190, 668–69, 773

on sale and removal, 321

Stephen Wilcox, advice/assistance of meeting regarding indebtedness of, 501, 502, 504, 661, 662, 664, 666–68, 670, 671, 673, 674, 676, 678–80, 683, 687, 689, 690, 692, 693, 695, 697, 708, 709, 727, 728, 738–42

Akin, Benjamin, 598

Akin, Benjamin, Jr., 602

Akin, David, 364, 366–68, 422, 423

Akin, Eunice, 406

Akin, Hannah Born, 165–66

Akin, James, 616

Akin, John

disputes, involvement in, 75, 378

imprisonment for refusal to pay minister’s tax, 262

marriage of son of, 276

young men at house of, at unseasonable time, 148

Akin, John (lieutenant), 24, 105–7, 136, 137

Akin, John (selectman), 30

Akin, John (son of James), 616, 617, 619, 620, 622

Akin, Josiah, 458, 459, 497

Akin, Mary (wife of Benjamin Akin Jr.), 602, 603

Akin, Mary (wife of William Akin), 608

Akin, Sarah, 130, 221–22

Akin, Thomas

disownment of, 681–82

marriage to Abigail Allen, 276–77

marriage to Rebecca Russell, 715, 717, 718

oath taken by, 416, 424

Akin, Timothy, 221

Akin, William, 602, 603, 608

alcoholic drinks

drunkenness, Men’s Meeting on, 17, 23, 72–74, 177, 326, 328, 456, 463, 566, 611, 612, 614, 621, 623–25, 627–28, 644, 645, 649, 650, 657, 768, 782, 797, 800, 805, 808, 810, 812, 814, 816, 821–26, 828

quahogs, party of young Friends indulging in entertainment and frolicking under pretense of roasting and eating, 107

tavern run by Daniel Russell, 725, 726, 729, 731, 732, 733, 734

Aldrich, Moses, 301

Aldrich, Sally, xvii

Aldrich, Samuel, 113, 263, 301, 378, 379

Aldrich, Seth, 301

Allen, Abigail [1]

beating of Black manservant by, condemnation and repentance for, 31, 128–30, 139–40, 157–58, 160

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 205, 214

marriage of, 440, 441

second marriage to John Whitely, 284–86

Allen, Abigail [2] (daughter of Ebenezer Allen), 276–77

Allen, Abigail [3], later Macumber, 29, 643

Allen, Ann/Anne/Anna, 617, 618, 621

Allen, Bathsheba (of Sandwich), 54

Allen, Benjamin [1]

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 400, 401

burying ground, oversight of, 470

deceased, 643

disownment of, 23

disputes, arbitration of, 378

enlistment of sons, 8, 33

erroneous notions, advising Friend entertaining, 422

marriage to Deborah Russell, 53, 54

marriage to Eliphal Slocum, 480, 481

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 346, 362, 390, 391, 393, 397, 400, 401

marriages, solemnizations of, 324, 394, 401, 405

quarterly meeting, attendance at/report for, 428

sale of farm, advising Friend considering, 321

William Soule bargaining underhandedly with, 206

as visitor, 261, 339, 362, 369, 398, 411, 417, 425, 452, 465, 474

Allen, Benjamin [2], Jr., 23, 516, 696, 698

Allen, Benjamin [3], 818

Allen, Daniel (of Sandwich), 54, 62

Allen, David, 731, 732, 733, 809

Allen, Deborah [1] Smith, 141, 142

Allen, Deborah [2]

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 197

Allen, Deborah [2] (wife of Benjamin), deceased, 643

Allen, Deborah [4], 641, 744, 745, 746

Allen, Deborah [5] (wife of Prince), 707

Allen, Dinah, 53, 54, 287, 288

Allen, Dorothy, 332–34, 336

Allen, Ebenezer [1]

condemnation of, 67–68

contribution to building of meeting house, 41

deceased, 264, 276

disorderly speeches of, 54–55

disownment of, 17, 68

disputes, involvement in, 27, 52, 53, 55, 59, 65–66

legal case brought against Nathaniel Howland by, 65–67

marriages of children of, 66–67, 191, 264, 276, 388

Native American, beating and abuse of, 30, 31, 50, 51

rights of way and, 88

Allen, Ebenezer [2] the Second, and wife (son of James), 679, 681

Allen, Eliphal Slocum, 480, 481

Allen, Elizabeth

marriage of, 267, 299–301, 733, 735, 737

Allen, Francis

deed for Acushnet meeting house land, 516

fiddling and dancing in house of, disownment for, 23, 696, 698, 703, 704

marriage to Mary Ridington, 495, 496

marriage to Rebecca Tucker, 420–22

son disowned for fornication, 714, 715

Allen, George, 406–8

Allen, Gideon, 605, 607

Allen, Hannah (daughter of Ebenezer Allen), 191, 192, 193

Allen, Hannah (daughter of Increase Allen), 238, 239–40

Allen, Hannah (daughter of John Allen), 385, 386

Allen, Hope (wife of John), 799

Allen, Increase

children/youth, disorderly behavior of, 135

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 110, 111, 114, 117, 118, 120, 124, 128, 130, 132, 135, 149, 159, 168, 205, 230, 231

deceased, 267

disputes, adjudicating, 27, 52–53, 83, 84

illegitimate child of daughter of, 131–32

inspector, appointment as, 53, 58, 59, 63, 64, 67, 81

marriages of children of, 111, 224–25, 229–30, 238

meeting house, construction of, 41

oath taking, inquiries into, 155, 156

as overseer of business meetings, 73

quarterly meeting, writing report to, 103

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 51, 182

Rochester Meeting, instruction of Friends at, 79

as solemnizer of marriage, 93

Allen, Increase, Jr., 224–25, 229–30, 456, 488–90, 519, 520, 522, 586, 621–25

Allen, James (son of Francis), 712–15

Allen, Jedidiah

appearance at monthly meeting, 433, 437

disputes, arbitration of, 769

disputes, involvement in, 217–19, 564, 566–67, 816, 817, 819, 822, 823

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, dispute over, 781, 783, 784, 785, 786, 789, 791, 793, 795, 797

marriage, requesting certificate of clearness for, 224, 225

marriage of, 563–64, 566

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 311, 322, 372, 391, 415, 418, 420, 435, 440

marriages, solemnizations of, 322, 392, 401, 403, 411, 412, 441

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 428, 441

as visitor, 389, 411, 417, 425

Allen, John (of Rhode Island), 33

Allen, John (son of Ebenezer), 388–90

Allen, John (son of Philip)

certificate of clearness for marriage requested by, 807, 808

certificate of removal for, 428, 429

denial of wife for marriage out of unity, 799

marriage of daughter of, 385

Allen, Joseph, 235, 334

Allen, Josiah, 88, 106, 107, 206, 235, 239, 381

Allen, Kaziah (wife of Othniel), 623

Allen, Lucy/Lusa/Lusanna, 711–13

Allen, Lydia, 224–25, 229–30

Allen, Mar[c]y, 111–14

Allen, Mathew, 126

Allen, Mehetabel, 562–63

Allen, Naomy, 540, 541

Allen, Obediah (son of Prince)

disownment of, 703, 705, 707

fornication, acknowledgment of, 673, 674, 676, 678, 694, 695, 697, 701, 705, 707

gaming, declining to make satisfaction for, 701, 703, 705, 707

reconciliation of, 750, 752–54

Allen, Othniel, 574, 575, 594, 623

Allen, P., 785

Allen, Penelope. See Howland, Penelope Allen

Allen, Peter, 304, 330–32, 335–37

Allen, Phebe Kirby (wife of Abraham), 719–20

Allen, Philip [1]

Allen’s Neck meeting, oversight of, 691, 725, 742, 758, 779, 802

Bedford, proposal to build meeting house at, 814

certificates of removal drawn up by, 589–90, 594, 754, 774

condemnations/disownments, involvement in, 673

convincements, involvement in, 602, 656

disputes, arbitration of, 820

horse racing, inquiries into, 788

marriage of, 450, 452

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 733

marriages, solemnizations of, 735, 739, 740

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 668

poor, as overseer of, 796, 823

running goods, inquiries into, 817

Allen, Prince

Allen’s Neck meeting, oversight of, 711, 725

assisting Women’s Meeting with scandalous case, 809

Bedford meeting house, request to build, 804

books, subscription for, 745, 747

certificates of removal drawn up by, 830

convincement of, 656, 657, 658, 660

convincements, involvement in, 736

disownment of son of, 707

disputes, arbitration of, 764, 769, 793, 817, 820

disputes, involvement in, 785

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, dealing with, 738

little meeting house, enlargement of, 692

marriage of children of Jabez Barker Jr. in his house, inquiries into, 801, 804, 810

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 743, 744, 807

marriages, solemnizations of, 745

meeting house, repair of, 821, 830

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 740, 757, 826

new meeting house, building of, 779

poor, as overseer of, 715, 729, 748, 779

poor, oversight of accounts for, 828

running goods, inquiries into, 817

Sandwich Meeting’s refusal of Rachel Soule, dealing with, 733, 747

tavern run by Daniel Russell, dealing with, 729, 731

yearly meeting, as overseer of, 710

Allen, Priscilla (of Sandwich), 54

Allen, Rachel

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 117, 120, 132, 165, 168, 177, 190, 205, 209, 211, 214, 222, 231, 263

John Kees not proceeding with marriage to, inquiries regarding, 185

Allen, Rachel (daughter of Increase Allen), 194, 196

Allen, Rachel (daughter of Joseph Allen), 334, 336, 337

Allen, Ralph (son of Benjamin), 8, 33

Allen, Rebecca, 464–66

Allen, Rebecca (wife of Francis), 715

Allen, Ruben, 205

Allen, Sarah, 26, 132, 142, 143, 145, 492, 493, 497

Allen, Seth

acceptance of paper submitted by, 592

conversation of, inquiries into, 591

fiddling and dancing in house of, 423

illegitimate child fathered by, condemnation for, 571, 572, 577–84, 586, 588–92, 594–96

marriage, certificate of clearness for, 264, 265

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 420–23

Allen, Silvanus, 617

Allen, Silvester/Silvia, 583, 584

Allen, Susanna [1] (wife of Philip)

illegitimate child, condemnation for, 131–32, 133

marriage to Philip Allen, 450

Allen, Thrustrom /Trustrum, 206, 207, 211, 229, 230, 234, 235–36, 239

Allen, Waite, 683, 684, 687

Allen, William (of Sandwich), 54, 62

Allen, Zachariah, deceased, 336

Allen family, 8

Allen’s Neck

houses of female Friends, meetings held at, 585

interior of existing meeting house, iv

meeting house, building of, 801, 802

meetings at, 589, 653, 658, 670, 691, 711, 725, 742, 758, 778–79, 801, 802

oversight of behavior at, 702, 718, 725, 731, 748, 758, 764, 779, 788, 802, 816

Allin. See Allen

Almy, Ann/Anne/Anna, 518, 519, 521, 536

Almy, Job, 431

Almy, Sarah, 767

Almy, Thomas, 736, 737, 738, 744, 745, 746, 830

American Indians. See Native Americans, Quaker interaction with

American Revolution, 33–36. See also guns

Boston Tea Party, 723n5

church services, non-Quaker, Quaker attendance at, 30

Dartmouth Monthly Meeting and, 33–36

disownment for enlistment in, 33

Friends taken as prisoners during, 35

Letter from a Friend to Some of His Intimate Friends on the Subject of Paying Taxes (Davis, 1776), 36

prize goods, 34–35

Amey. See Almy

Andrews, Benajah, 592

Andrews, Isaac, 593

Anglicans and Anglicanism, 46n5

Anthony, Abigail, 599–601

Anthony, Abraham, Jr., 84, 86, 89, 90

Anthony, Alice

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 207, 210–11

Anthony, David

marriage of, 721, 722, 724

self-condemnation for fornication by wife and, 736–40

Anthony, Job, 470–72, 474, 610, 611, 612

Anthony, John (husband of Ruth), 551

Anthony, Joseph, Jr., 94

Anthony, Judith/Judah Hicks (daughter of Thomas Hicks, wife of David), 682, 721, 722, 724, 736–40

Anthony, Mary, 609, 610

Anthony, Philip, 504, 505

Anthony, Ruth (wife of John), 551

Anthony, Sarah

birth of child too soon after marriage, repentance for, 572–75

Anthony, Waite (wife of Zephaniah), 714

Anthony, William

certificate of removal from Swansey presented by, 447

certificates of removal drawn up by, 526, 546

certificates of suitability for marriage signed by, 94

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 626

disputes, arbitration of, 84, 378, 379

Peter Easton, attestation to marriageability of, 59

impressment fines, viewing accounts of Friends regarding, 569

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 477–78, 480, 532, 572, 619

marriages, solemnizations of, 505, 533, 575, 620

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 575

Anthony, William, Jr.

Allen’s Neck, building of meeting house at, 801

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 640, 641, 658, 660, 669, 671, 672, 675, 684, 693, 700, 713, 714, 725, 726, 728, 745, 756, 759, 786, 790, 794, 796, 801, 813, 815, 818

birth of child too soon after marriage, repentance for, 572–75

Book of Discipline, updating of, 821

books, collection of money for, 760

books, subscription for, 745, 747

certificates of removal drawn up by, 644, 671, 675, 693, 745, 754, 776, 779, 812

clerk, activities as, 16

as clerk for the day, 720

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 679, 680, 771, 772, 789

confession in relation to indebtedness to John Russell, 785–86

dispute with John Russell, 762, 764, 766, 769, 772, 773, 774, 785–86

disputes, arbitration of, 665, 787, 789, 793

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, settlement of, 785, 795, 797, 801, 821

extracts, repayment for money lent to purchase, 826

fornication, inquiring into, 799

fornication of brother, dealing with, 710

gaming/horse racing, dealing with, 726, 727, 728, 741, 744

Elizabeth Gidley, collecting information about, 704

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, dealing with, 678

marriage of, 565–66

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 640, 722, 758, 759

marriages, solemnizations of, 660, 661, 663, 675, 759, 760

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 783, 784

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 740, 776, 799

membership of Friend in Acoaxet or Apponegansett, determining, 722

minutes, review of, 675, 714, 785, 809

new meeting house, construction of, 779

non-attendance, dealing with, 661

notes of hand, decision on acceptability of sale of, 800, 803

poor, settling accounts with overseers of, 779

Poughkeepsie, voyage to, 786

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 650, 655, 663, 677, 688, 693, 699, 735, 743, 788, 794, 797, 805, 812, 824

removal of Mary Wing without certificate, letter to Rhode Island Monthly Meeting about, 688

repair of meeting house by, 796, 807

Smith’s Neck, oversight of meetings at, 759

subscription money delivered to, 828, 829

suffering of Friends, inspecting accounts of, 821, 823

taxes, dealing with Friend’s opposition to paying, 659

treasurer, activities as, 807, 826, 828, 829

treasurer, appointment as, 704

as visitor/overseer, 670, 672, 722, 739, 796, 823

Anthony, Zephaniah (brother of William Jr.), 683, 684, 687, 709–14, 804, 805

An Apology for the True Christian Divinity (Barclay), 295, 297–98, 314, 315, 317, 321

apparel. See plainness

appeals

to quarterly meeting, 538, 541, 542, 543, 544, 596, 598, 672, 677, 788, 789, 794, 795, 796, 798, 806, 808, 826

yearly meeting, quarterly meeting appeal decision reversed by, 826

Apponegansett (Dartmouth) Meeting House

additions to, 48, 52, 257, 258, 264, 440

bellows, mending, 739

boards used at, payment for, 177

brick for, 275, 480

burying ground at, 70, 76, 77, 81, 96, 103, 104, 273, 274, 470, 522, 531, 582–83, 618, 711

chimney, repair of, 244

construction of, 41–42

deed for, 63, 70, 72, 85, 91, 92, 96, 295, 516, 521

enlargement of burying ground, 531

fire pot and coals, procurement of, 124, 125, 126

galleries, additional seating for, 174–75

glass, mending of, 138, 219, 249, 319–20, 322, 363, 413, 490, 523, 524, 574, 575, 659, 660, 717, 720, 826

hand irons for, 210

indebtedness for repairs to, 476

indebtedness of meeting for repairs to, 476

keeping of, 47, 54, 74, 77, 81, 92, 96, 103, 119, 122, 123, 133, 146, 147, 156, 157, 161, 163, 167, 172, 176, 179, 181, 182, 183, 188, 193, 197, 208, 216, 227, 232, 234, 235, 243–44, 247, 249, 258, 266, 272, 273, 281, 284, 289, 290, 293, 297, 302, 304, 307, 308, 314, 320, 333, 340, 345, 348, 361, 362, 364–65, 369, 381, 384, 393, 399, 404, 405, 410, 413–14, 416, 419, 425, 426, 428, 434, 438, 440, 442, 450, 457, 468, 475, 478, 487, 488, 492, 496, 501, 507, 518, 525, 526, 530, 531, 548, 553, 554, 557, 566, 571, 574, 582, 596, 607, 611, 618, 628, 629, 636, 639, 649, 650, 654, 663, 672, 704, 720, 732, 737, 744, 753, 759, 783, 784, 794, 795, 805, 806, 818, 819, 828, 829

laying out of land, 172

lock for door, 130

monthly meeting to be held at, 49

new gallery, construction of, 179

new meeting house, proposal to build, 779, 780, 790

payments for repairs to, 377

photos of existing structure, xiii, 57, 827

repairs to, 434, 440, 448, 449, 451, 481, 490, 722, 723, 724, 773, 796, 805, 806, 807, 808, 821, 825, 829, 830

roof, mending of, 345, 350, 362, 796

seats for, 138, 139

seats for upper gallery, 216

stable on meeting house land, 111, 142–43, 146, 157–58, 305, 306, 526, 532, 661

subscription for repairs and additions, 440

survey of land, 186, 244

Women’s Meeting paying toward keeping of, 227, 247, 289, 369, 393, 405, 419, 428, 456, 487

wood lot, sale of wood from, 613, 614, 644–45, 678

apprentices and apprenticeships, 100, 117, 599

Arnold, Anthony, 317, 319

Arnold, John, 317

Arnold, Joseph, 301

Arnold, Thomas, 113

Arthur, Keturah, 394

Austin, Ann, 6

Austin, Patience, 18–19

bad language. See swearing and bad language

Bagnel, Benjamin, money sent to, 258, 259

Baird. See Beard

Baker, Ephraim, 742, 743

Baker, James, 364

Ball, David, 590

Baptists, 29, 30, 612

Barclay, Robert

An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, 295, 297–98, 314, 315, 317, 321

catechisms, purchase of, 509

Barker, Abraham (son of James), 392, 455, 651, 790

Barker, David

certificate of clearness for marriage for, 618, 619

certificate of removal from Swansey meeting presented by wife of, 636

Barker, Elizabeth

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 291, 316

marriages of, 560, 561, 757, 759, 760

Barker, Elizabeth (wife of James, deceased), 655

Barker, Francis, 475–77, 610, 611, 612

Barker, Hannah, 395–97

Barker, Isaac, 76, 77, 78, 87, 89, 90

Barker, Jabez

accounts, making up, 478–79, 531, 561

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 198, 255, 315, 320, 345, 347, 527, 543

certificates of removal draw up by, 390, 391, 392, 455

certificates of removal drawn up by, 337, 522

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 159, 165, 168, 177, 193, 214, 230, 231, 234, 237, 257, 263, 290, 291, 292, 302, 303, 327, 332, 335, 338–39, 343, 344, 354, 355, 356, 367, 370, 375, 423, 425, 430, 435, 462, 463, 512, 533

convincement of Samuel Chase and, 504

disorderly behavior/speech, inquiries into, 456

disputes, arbitration of, 193, 217, 310, 461

honey stolen from hive, inquiring into, 151–52, 153

illegitimate child, inquiring into, 509

marriages, inquiring into clearness for, 181, 218, 223, 232, 240, 292, 294, 299, 330, 332, 333, 344, 349, 353, 373, 458, 478, 533, 536

marriages, solemnizations of, 219, 220, 233, 240, 300, 321, 322, 330–31, 334, 336, 351, 357, 358, 385, 386, 458, 459, 504, 505, 534, 537

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 385

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 248, 355

meeting house, keeping of, 304, 308

meeting house, paid for boards for, 177, 178

meeting house stable, repair of, 305, 306, 307

military matters, dealing with, 570

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 166, 424, 425

Barker, Jabez, Jr.

marriage out of unity, 482, 483

marriages of his children in his house, disownment for, 24, 788, 790, 792–96, 799, 801, 803–5, 808, 810, 813

Barker, Jabush, 113, 114, 116, 117

Barker, James [1]

accounts, making up, 469

Acushnet meeting house and, 281

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 255, 289, 292, 320, 321, 322, 329, 330, 331, 333, 338, 340, 343, 346, 348, 351, 352, 358–73, 376, 381, 382, 383, 388, 389, 391, 392, 393, 398, 405, 413, 414, 416, 417, 420, 428, 429, 447, 449, 452, 454, 455, 458, 462, 464, 465, 466, 468, 469, 474, 475, 476, 477, 479, 481, 482, 483, 484, 487, 489, 491, 492, 495

burying ground, as overseer of, 470

certificates of removal drawn up by, 416

charitable care for Thomas Cezer and family, 341

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 263, 291, 375, 447

deceased, 500, 522, 655

deed of meeting house and, 285

disorderly behavior/speech, inquiring into, 366, 471

disputes, arbitration of, 325

as elder, 11

fornication, inquiries into, 330

marriage of, 174, 175

marriages, inquiring into clearness for, 288, 383, 388, 389, 405, 407, 420, 421, 433, 435, 453, 454, 464

marriages, solemnizations of, 277, 289–90, 293, 294, 320, 383, 389, 434–35, 453, 454, 455, 464, 466, 472, 474, 478, 479, 481, 498

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 355, 393, 394, 428, 482

meeting attendance and behavior, oversight of, 346

meeting house, keeping, 289, 293, 308, 314, 320–21, 434

military matters, dealing with, 482

minutes, reviewing, 442

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 313, 341, 359, 370, 371, 374, 376, 382, 384, 387, 390, 391, 407, 410, 412, 413, 415, 416, 419, 421, 429, 430, 434, 440, 458, 465, 470, 476, 480, 489, 491

schoolmaster, hiring of, 248

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 323

testimonies, oversight of, 341

as visitor, 285, 292, 302, 326, 339, 348, 398, 465

Barker, John, 165

Barker, Joseph

accounts, making up, 596

daughter marrying out of unity, 719

disputes, arbitration of, 781, 787, 793, 795, 799

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, settlement of, 781, 785, 797

marriage of, 383–85

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 799

as overseer, 823

poor, as overseer of, 773, 796

Barker, Joshua (son of James, brother of Abraham), 641–42, 644, 647, 649–53, 655–56, 677, 685–86

Barker, Lydia (wife of David), 636

Barker, Phebe, later Sisson (daughter of Joseph), 719, 756

Barker, Prince, and wife, 502, 562, 563

Barker, Rebecca

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 263, 316

Barker, Robert, 485–87

Barker, Ruth, 538–40, 671, 673, 674

Barker, Waite, 297, 298

Barker, William

accounts, making up, 636

appearing for monthly meeting, 517, 519, 543, 562, 572, 573, 578, 581, 587, 592, 596, 597, 603, 604, 608, 616, 620, 621, 622, 625, 634, 641, 646, 657, 760, 765, 777, 779, 809, 810, 811, 826

certificate of removal requested by, 557

certificates of suitability for marriage signed by, 59, 94

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 787

convincements, involvement in, 616, 686

deed for meeting house, 516

on defamation of overseers, 830

disputes, arbitration of, 84, 540, 666, 806

drunkenness of Jonathan Smith Jr., inquiring into, 621

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox to Daniel Russell for house rent, inquiries into, 613

lawsuits, standing committee to advise on, 668–69, 773

marriage of, 466, 467, 469

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 565, 619, 621, 635, 645, 763, 765, 780, 782

marriages, solemnizations of, 565, 620, 647, 765, 768, 782, 784

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 641, 657, 699, 762, 824

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 614, 652, 757

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 517, 541, 553, 555, 570, 596, 605, 712, 731, 748, 752, 771, 812, 824

quarterly meetings, conveying funds to, 588

as visitor/overseer, 554, 563, 573, 587, 596, 606, 618, 760, 770, 796, 823

John Wing, repentance of, 549

Barlow, Experience. See Benson, Experience Barlow

Barlow, Nathan, 200, 201

Barlow, Shubal, 341

Barnard, Peter, 757, 759, 760

Barnard, Rebecca Hussey, 757, 759, 760, 774

Barnet, Judeth, 240

Barney, Jonathan, 517–19

Barton, Benjamin, 113

bastard children. See illegitimate children

Beard, Lillias (wife of David), 685

Bedford

holding of meetings at, 814, 827

proposal to build meeting house at, 804, 814

BeechWoods, 392

beef, spoiled, sale of, 686, 689, 690, 692, 701

Beird. See Beard

Belcher, Jonathan (governor of Massachusetts), salary of, 308, 310

bellows for meeting house, mending, 739

Benley [Beuley?], Mungo, 340

Bennet, Hannah (wife of Robert), 817, 822

Bennet, Robert, 822

Bennet, William, 485–87

Benson, Experience Barlow, later Wing, 341–43, 381–83

Benson, Isaac, 117

Benson, Joseph, 341–43

Berson, D. Jordan, xvii

birds, shooting. See guns

birth of child too soon after marriage, 17, 23

Men’s Meeting minutes of, 387, 410–11, 544, 549, 572–75, 585, 591, 596, 598, 602, 623, 642, 645, 647, 659, 664, 665, 676, 685, 686, 714, 716, 720, 740, 741, 749, 754, 771, 778, 780, 799, 807, 817

birthright membership, 15, 18, 110

Bishop, George, 7

Black Americans. See also slavery, manumission, and abolition

Abigail Allen, beating of Black manservant by, condemnation and repentance for, 31, 128–30, 139–40, 157–58, 160

seating for those attending Quaker meetings, 33

Blackmer, Abigail, 775, 776, 777, 780, 782

blank books, obtaining, 302, 322, 608, 609, 653, 657

Bo[a]rman, Benjamin, 161, 169–70, 171

boat at Nantucket, management of, 85, 91

Book of Caution sent our from London yearly meeting, 253

Book of Discipline, xi, 20, 128, 608, 609, 644, 669, 743, 752, 767, 769, 774, 821, 823

books and printed materials. See also Barclay, Robert

to be procured for monthly meeting, 433, 434

binding, 739

blank books, obtaining, 302, 322, 608, 609, 653, 657

by John Burrel, 140–41

called in/inventoried by meeting, 592, 606

Churchman’s Journals, subscription for, 14

Timothy Davis’s tax pamphlet, 36

William Dell, works of, 606

division of, between Acoaxet and Apponegansett, 698, 704, 710

Samuel Fuller, works of, 745–47, 760, 761, 762, 773

John Griffith[s], journals of, 705, 706n3

by Patrick Henderson, 121–22, 123

Journals of George Fox, 657, 661, 662, 709, 710, 739

lending of, 544, 708

minutes, obtaining new book for, 302, 322, 653, 657

oversight of books owned by meeting, 619, 708

primers by George Fox, acquisition and sale of, 131, 134, 141, 435, 745–47, 760, 761, 762, 773

quarterly meeting letters, printed edition of extracts from, 826

John Rutly, works of, 606

Sewel’s History, subscription for reprinting of, 814, 821, 823

transcription of Book of Discipline, 608, 609, 644, 743, 767, 769

Moses West’s A Treatise Concerning Marriage, 371, 387–88

Booth, Abraham, 45

Borden, John, 59, 94, 323, 324, 325

Borden, Joseph, 302, 303

Borden, Mary, 224

Borden, Rebecca, 346

Borden, Richard, 94, 224, 226, 323

Borden, Thomas, 226–28

Boston

construction of meeting house at, 71, 79, 105, 110, 162, 602, 604

fire of 1760, charitable contributions toward, 598, 599

money due to Friends at, 483

Boston Tea Party, 723n5

boundaries between meetings, 10, 695, 698, 702

Bourder, Richard, 94

Bourne, William, 50–51

Bowdish, Elizabeth, 478

Bowdish, Hannah, 478

Bowdish, Mercy, later Taber, 744–46, 751

Bowdish, Nathaniel, 412, 413, 547, 576, 584, 586, 592, 616, 620, 642, 644

Bowdish, William, 174, 369, 672

Bowdish, William, Jr., 369–71

Bowen, Chloe, 654

Bowen, Elihu, 30, 589, 590, 612–17, 652, 654, 656, 657, 691, 710, 711

Bowerman, Experance (of Sandwich), 62

Bowerman, Marey (of Sandwich), 54

Bowerman, Thomas (of Sandwich), 62

Bowith. See Bowdish

Bradford, William, 7

Brayton, Frances, 94

Brayton, Mary, 616, 619, 620, 622

bricks, 275, 480

A Brief Relation of the Irreligion of the Northern Quakers (Higginson, 1660), 5

Briggs, Ann/Anne/Anna, 477–79

Briggs, Catherine, 760

Briggs, Content Howland, 262–63

Briggs, David

convincement of, 686, 687

marriage of, 696–97, 700, 703

Stephen Wilcox, payments by overseers of poor for, 727

Briggs, Hannah, 546–48, 717–19

Briggs, John, 25, 136, 137

Briggs, Meribah, 426, 429

Briggs, Rebecca (wife of Thomas), 775

Briggs, Thomas, 50, 137, 540, 541, 543, 764, 766, 768, 770, 775, 785

Briggs, Thomas, Jr., 47

Briggs, Weston/Wesson

certificates of removal for, 680, 681, 683, 779, 780

certificates of removal presented by, 736

denial of wife of, 262

marriage of, 606–8

Brightman, Susanna, 705, 707, 708

Bristol town house, impressed men sent to, 106, 107

Brown, Captain Joseph, 106–7

Brown, Deborah, 507, 508

Brown, Elizabeth, 484

Brown, Jane/Jean, 405–7

Brown, Joshua, 771

Brown, Susanna, of Pennsylvania, 615

Brown, William, 697, 736, 738

Brownell, Charles, 431

Brownell, Joseph

Acoaxet Meeting, appearing for, 499

imprisonment and discharge of, 399, 401

marriage out of unity, disownment for, 513, 515, 517, 518, 519, 521

marriage out of unity of daughter of, 435, 436

marriage to Hannah Bowdish, 478, 480

marriage to Leah Lawton, 368–69

Brownell, Leah Lawton, 368–69

Brownell, Robart, 106

Brownell, Sarah, 435, 436

Buffinton, William, 730

Burlington, New Jersey, 827

Burlington, West Jersey, 592

Burrel, Dinah, 223–25

Burrel, James

appearing at meeting, 122

book by, examination of, 140–41

complaints, of Christopher Gifford, inquiring into, 65

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 68, 83, 118, 120, 124, 127

death of, 140

deed for meeting house and land, 72

dishonesty of Thomas Macumber, inquiring into, 69

disputes, arbitration of, 63

inspector, appointment as, 58, 59, 64

marriage of, 56

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 113

marriages, solemnization of, 116

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 76

Jacob Mott, certificate of removal for, 60

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 69

wrestling and running of children, efforts to control, 135

Burrel, Mehetabel Russell

child by former husband, care of, 56

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 190, 211, 234, 237, 257, 291, 316

marriage of, 56, 565

as widow, 56

Burrough, Edward, 7

burying grounds

at Acoaxet, 203, 204, 470, 522

at Acushnet, 275, 276, 297, 470, 522

at Apponegansett (Dartmouth) Meeting House, 70, 76, 77, 81, 96, 103, 104, 273, 274, 470, 522, 531, 582–83, 618, 711

clearing and repairs at, 711

enlargement of, 531

gate for, 607

hoes, shovel, mattock, and spade for use of Friends, 274

at Newtown, 599

business meetings

Dartmouth Monthly Meeting records as minutes of, 15–16

making decisions at, 15–16

non-members attempting to attend, 73

overseers of, 73

setting off, 9

Butler, Benjamin, 575–78, 591, 592

Butler, Dorothy (of Sandwich), 54, 62

Butler, Elizabeth, 502, 503, 505

Butler, Joanna, later Lake, 349–51, 359, 360, 390, 391

Byfield, Colonel, 106

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 132, 205, 214

stable at Acoaxet meeting house, construction of, 203

Calvinism, 17

Canada, impressment for service in, 24, 106, 136, 137

Carleton, Thomas, 734

Carteret, North Carolina, 662

Case, Job, 602, 603, 674, 717, 729, 787

Case, Thomas, 304

cedar swamps, dispute over, 169, 170

Celle, Celly. See Kelly

certificates of removal, 12–13. See also travel; specific persons

in American Revolution, 33

both Men’s and Women’s meetings giving out, 13

Dartmouth Monthly Meeting records of issuance of, 46

refusals to issue, 112

value as historical and genealogical records, xv

Cesar (Cezer), Thomas, 30–31, 304, 341

Chace. See Chase

Chapman, Ralph, 48

charitable activities. See also poor, oversight of

Men’s Meeting, 26–27, 62, 69, 70, 74, 101–2, 309, 322, 341, 477, 479, 495, 503, 582, 598, 610, 649

Charles II (king of England), 7

Chase, Abigail, 168

Chase, Abigail (wife of Barnabas), 373, 516

Chase, Abraham, 85, 355

Chase, Barnabas, 370–74

Chase, Benjamin

certificate of clearness for marriage requested by, 723, 724

striking of Abigail Blackmer by, 775, 776, 777, 780, 782

Chase, David

marriage out of unity, 807, 809, 812, 813, 815, 816, 818, 822

Chase, Experience, 435, 437, 438

Chase, Hannah, 315, 316

Chase, Henry, 355–57, 547, 793

Chase, Isaac, 356, 367–69

Chase, Jacob

certificate of removal for, 779, 780, 796

marriage out of unity, disownment and reconciliation for, 626, 628, 629, 633, 634, 635, 637, 639, 640

Chase, John, 457

Chase, John (son of Nathaniel), 509, 511, 512, 514–17

Chase, Joseph, 116–19, 121, 122

Chase, Mary (of Oblong), 565

Chase, Naomy, 373–75

Chase, Nathaniel, 49, 151, 153, 216, 315, 373, 516

Chase, Pernal, 588, 589

Chase, Philip, 730

Chase, Phineas, 200–203

Chase, Samuel, 504–8, 515, 598

Chase, William, 65, 66, 70, 116

cheese taken from William Wood, for not allowing his sons to take military training, 174

Chelmsford, England, 705

Chester Co., Pennsylvania, 734, n36

children/youth. See also birth of child too soon after marriage; birthright membership; illegitimate children; schools and education; Youth’s Meeting

births and deaths, recording, 81, 413, 629

convincement of those attaining years of understanding, 697

counseling of wayward youth, 147, 148

of deceased fathers, 56

disorderly behavior of, 27, 133–35, 151–55, 171–72, 174, 329

honey stolen by, 151–52, 153

monthly meetings, recommended attendance at, 71–72, 151

primers by George Fox for, 131, 134, 141, 435, 745–47, 773

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 284, 323, 324, 337, 381–82, 485, 499, 539, 575–76, 588, 603, 668, 669, 718, 761

Philip Trafford putting children of first wife under Friends’ care, 661

Chilmark, suffering of Friends at, 185, 261

chimney of meeting house, repair of, 244

Christmas, shooting birds at, 809

Chuckatuck, Nansemund, Virginia, Friend visiting from, 241

Church, Colonel, 24, 136, 137

Churchman, John, Journals of, 14

Cilla, Sarah (of Sandwich), 54

clandestine trade. See smuggling

Clark, Jonathan

certificate of clearness for marriage requested by, 651, 652

convincement of, 646, 648, 649, 650

Clark, Rebecca, 58

Clark, Susanna, 679

Clark, Walter (of Rhode Island), 59

Clark, William Bowdish, 174

clerks of meetings, 15–16, 99, 413, 708. See also specific individuals by name

Clifton, Benjamin, 183–89, 318

Clifton, Bethsheba, 306–9

Clifton, Dorothy (daughter of Savery), 217, 218, 219, 220

Clifton, Dorothy (wife of Savery), 176–77

Clifton, Lavery (Savery?), 306

Clifton, Margaret, 308–10

Clifton, Patience, 175, 176–77

Clifton, Sarah, later Rose, 235, 237, 273, 274, 315–18

Clifton, Savery

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 117, 168, 252, 316

illegitimate child born by daughter of, 175, 176–77

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 115, 126, 170, 171, 207, 292, 341, 346, 353

marriages, solemnizations of, 170, 202, 208, 209, 342, 347

marriages of children of, 183–89, 217, 273

Rochester Meeting, appearing for, 103, 114, 143, 154, 167, 202, 218, 244, 246, 292, 296, 315, 319, 339, 342, 346, 350, 368, 369, 398

Rochester meeting house and, 188

as visitor, 81, 124, 251, 261, 269, 276, 277, 293, 398

clothing. See plainness

Coakset/Cockset. See Acoaxet

Coffin, Ann/Anne/Anna Hussey, 655, 657, 658, 667

Coffin, Francis, 655, 657, 658

Coggeshal, Elisha, 464, 466

Coggeshall, Essex, England, quarterly meeting at, 705

Coggeshall, John, 94

Coleman, Elihu, 31

Coleman, Thomas, 210–11

collection. See also specific monthly entries in text, for specific amounts

for Acoaxet, 179

changed from monthly to quarterly, 179

changed from quarterly to monthly, 826

inauguration of, 62–63

by Women’s Meeting, 81, 362, 374, 425, 434, 443

Colonial Society of Massachusetts, xi–xii, xvi, 3

Colvin, Stephen, 353–54

community, Quaker commitment to, 26–27

Comstock, Ezekiel, 674, 675, 678

Comstock, Mary Russell, 674, 675, 678, 688

condemnations. See disownment, and under specific persons

Congregationalism

establishment of, in Massachusetts, 29–30

minister, tax to support, 29–30, 93, 95, 96–102, 186, 261–62, 264, 268

Connecticut Colony, laws against Quakers in, 69, 70

consanguineous marriage. See kin, marriages between

contraband trade. See smuggling

convincement (conversion), 9, 18–19, 56, 134, 200–202, 214, 220, 304, 305

Cook, Susanna. See Cornell, Susanna

Cook, Thomas, of Tiverton, 582, 584, 585

Coperthit/Copothit, Hugh, 44, 99

Cornell, Daniel

Allen’s Neck, building of meeting house at, 802

Allen’s Neck meeting, oversight of, 691, 711, 725, 742, 758, 779

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 710, 715, 721

books, subscription for, 745, 747

certificate of clearness for marriage requested by, 754, 755

certificate of removal presented by wife of, 760

certificates of removal drawn up by, 774

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 726, 762

convincement of, 638, 639

defamation of, as overseer, 830

disownment of son for fornication and birth of child too soon after marriage, 815

fornication, inquiries into, 675, 736, 763

gaming, inquiries into, 726

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 623–25, 628

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 711, 728, 744

marriages, solemnizations of, 712, 713, 739, 740

as minister, 739

spoiled salt beef, inquiring into sale of, 686, 689

tavern run by Daniel Russell, problems with, 732

as visitor/overseer, 709, 722, 738, 760, 770, 796, 823

yearly meeting, oversight of, 689

Cornell, Edward

Acoaxet, appearing for, 469, 470, 477, 479, 481, 482, 488, 492, 493, 495, 496, 500, 507, 515, 519, 524, 527, 531, 539, 541

certificates of removal, drawing up, 519, 525

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 493, 519

convincement of, 461

deceased, 582

deeds for meeting houses and, 521

families of men imprisoned for refusal of military service, oversight of, 482

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 469, 506, 528

marriages, solemnizations of, 470, 479, 529, 540

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 499, 513

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 539

Cornell, Elizabeth, 469, 677

Cornell, Elizabeth (wife of Daniel), deceased, 815

Cornell, George, answer to letter of, 260

Cornell, Isaac, 523–25

Cornell, James [1]

Acoaxet, appearing for, 459, 471, 520, 538, 548, 596, 600, 612, 641, 653

marriage of, 353–54

marriages, inquiring into clearness for, 547

marriages, solemnizations of, 548, 549

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 549

military affairs, dealing with, 597

Cornell, Job, 512–15

Cornell, John

Acoaxet, appearing for, 465, 474, 490, 491, 524, 531, 584

convincement of, 394

convincements, involvement in, 465

marriage of daughter out of unity, 394

marriages, solemnizations of, 490

Noquochoke River meeting and, 586, 607

Cornell, Joshua, 496–98, 567, 596, 599, 604, 669

Cornell, Lydia, 661

Cornell, Mary (wife of Daniel)

certificate of removal presented by, 760

marriage of, 459

Cornell, Peleg, 404, 405, 406, 580, 581, 582

Cornell, Rebecca

convincement of, 658, 764

marriage of, 372–73, 658, 660, 661

Cornell, Russell, xiii

Cornell, Sarah (wife of Walter), 13

Cornell, Stephen, 137

Cornell, Susanna [1] (widow of Edward Cornell, later Cook), 582, 584, 585

Cornell, Thomas, 59, 84, 86, 89, 90, 94, 102, 104, 110, 404, 552–54

Cornell, Thomas (son of Stephen Cornell), 137

Cornell, Thomas, Jr., 94

Cornell, Walter, 548–50, 781, 783, 784, 785

Cornell, Zebulon (son of Daniel), 807, 809, 811, 813, 815

Cornwell. See Cornell

cousin marriages. See kin, marriages between

Craper/Crapo, Peter, 357

Craw, Jane, 635, 637, 638

Craw, John, 589, 593, 727

Craw, Richard, 331–33, 336

Craw, Samuel, lameness and death of, 582, 587, 589, 595, 621, 622, 623, 626

Craw, Sherman, 830

Cummings, Philip, 29

Curby. See Kirby

dancing. See music and dancing

Daniel, Brother, 107

Daniel, James, 500

Darby, Pennsylvania, 525

Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society (DHAS), xi–xvi, 46

Dartmouth Monthly Meeting, xi. See also Apponegansett Meeting House; books; business meetings; records

Acoaxet Meeting, separation from, 693, 695, 698–99, 702, 704, 708, 710, 711

American Revolution and, 33–36

boundaries of, 10, 695, 698, 702

historical and genealogical value of records, xi, xv

map, 2

non-Quaker attendance at, 605

number of members of, 19

organization of, 9–11

oversight of behavior and attendance at, 78, 140, 346, 492, 594, 604, 614, 633, 669, 670, 672, 689, 723, 724–25, 740, 776, 777, 799

purging non-Friends from, 290

in Quaker world, 11–15

separation of Acoaxet and Dartmouth yearly meetings, 829

testimonies, oversight of, 341

tools made for use of meeting, 323, 324

worship meetings at, 16–17, 148

Dartmouth Week, xiv–xv

Davis, Dorcas, 318, 319

Davis, Eber, 640, 644

Davis, Elizabeth, 382, 383

Davis, Hannah, later Hilliard, 164, 167

Davis, James

Bedford meeting, oversight of, 827

certificate of removal presented by, 736

convincements, participation in, 800

delays in reading papers, inquiring into, 771

fornication and birth of child too soon after marriage, repentance for, 763, 764, 767, 769, 771

marriage to Patience Russell, 746, 748, 750, 751

marriages, solemnizations of, 808, 813, 829

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 790

meeting house, repair of, 806, 808

poor, as overseer of, 824

Davis, John, and wife, 485

Davis, John, Jr., 568, 607

Davis, Mary, 512–15

Davis, Nathan, 485

Davis, Nicholas

Acushnet meeting house, acquisition of land for, 265, 275, 276–77, 281

advising elders of Rochester Meeting regarding account of matters to be sent to quarterly meeting, 375

advising Friend considering sale of farm, 321

certificate of removal requested by, 241, 270, 271

certificates of removal drawn up by, 287

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 159, 168, 230, 231, 237, 252, 257, 263, 291, 406

Jersies, travel to, 548

marriage to Hannah Wood, 259, 260

marriage to Mary Summers, 167, 169, 170

marriage to Ruth Tucker, 292, 293, 294

marriage to Sarah Williams, 616, 617

marriages, inquiring as to clearness for, 200, 201, 253, 258, 296, 297, 346

marriages, solemnization of, 272, 298, 299

military training, sons refusing to participate in, 360

as public Friend, 11

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 201, 217, 245, 246, 247, 252, 255, 263, 264, 269, 274, 289, 290, 295, 296, 340, 345, 352

quarterly meetings, reports to, 201, 271, 274, 289, 295, 296, 340, 345, 352

Rochester Meeting, appearing for, 145, 149, 158, 163, 171, 175, 180, 193, 201, 207, 217, 220, 235, 241, 244, 245, 246, 248, 250, 251, 258, 260–62, 266, 268, 273–75, 277, 287, 294, 295, 296, 298, 308, 312, 377, 387, 389, 390, 403

Rochester meeting house and, 188

schoolmaster, procuring, 293

traveling to visit friends, 270–71

as visitor, 292, 302, 326, 391

Davis, Patience Russell

fornication and birth of child too soon after marriage, repentance for, 763, 764, 767, 769, 771

marriage to James Davis, 746, 748, 750, 751

Davis, Peace/Preast, 253, 254, 256

Davis, Rest, later Summers, later Randall, 207–9, 326–28, 367, 376

Davis, Sarah, 164, 183–86, 189

Davis, Sarah, Jr., 164

Davis, Thomas, of Freetown, 538–43

Davis, Timothy [1]

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 125, 161

disownment of, 36

marriage of daughter Rest, 207

marriage of daughter Sarah out of unity, 164, 186–88, 289

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 115

on non-attendance at Rochester preparatory meeting, 102

quarterly meeting, chosen to attend, 161

Rochester Meeting, appearing for, 131

separate meeting established by, after disownment, 36

Sippican meeting, appearing for, 47

as visitor, 124

Davis, Timothy [2], 36, 593, 595, 596

Davol, Benjamin (son of Reuben)

marriage out of unity/fornication/birth of child too son after marriage, disownment for, 17, 659–62, 664, 665, 667–69, 671, 673–76

marriage to Patience Soule, 684, 687, 689

Davol, Christopher, 562–63

Davol, David

Acoaxet, appearing for, 667, 668

convincement of, 635, 638, 639, 640

convincements, involvement in, 667, 669

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, dispute over settlement of, 797

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 669

Davol, James, 820

Davol, Jonathan, 27, 55, 63, 72, 460

Davol, Joshua

Acoaxet, appearing for, 633, 651, 655, 662, 675, 684, 703

convincement of, 612, 613, 615

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, dispute over settlement of, 797

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 633, 652

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 682

as visitor/overseer, 670

Davol, Lydia, 377–80

Davol, Mary, 179, 429, 430

Davol, Mary (wife of Reuben), 643, 676

Davol, Mary Lawton, 457, 460, 461

Davol, Peter

Acoaxet, appearing for, 558, 563, 564, 572, 577, 592, 593, 597, 600, 601, 607, 609, 611, 622, 627, 628, 638, 642, 646–47, 649, 657, 658, 665, 691

certificates of removal drawn up by, 604, 682

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 648

convincement of, 553, 554

elder, appointment as, 636

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, dealing with, 661

meetings, oversight of orderly behavior at, 604

military matters, dealing with, 567, 571

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 598, 607, 629, 641, 659, 677, 682, 688

as visitor, 591, 618, 639, 670

Jedidiah Wood, return of money to, 604

Davol, Philip, 492–95, 674, 682, 683, 684

Davol, Rest, 560, 561

Davol, Reuben, 384–86, 643, 649, 650, 653, 654, 676

Davol, Ruth, 480, 481

Davol, Susanna, 617–18

Davol, William, blacksmith, 437, 438

Davol, Zilphia, 643

death and burials. See also burying grounds; inheritance issues; specific persons

distinguishing apparel for the dead, 196

records of births and deaths, 81, 413, 629

Gershom Smith, dying sayings of, 205

testimonies about deceased Friends, 659, 706, 713, 752, 806

tombstones, 20, 196

debt. See financial matters

deeds of land

for Acoaxet meeting house, 178, 180, 188, 513, 516, 521

for Acushnet meeting house, 277, 281, 295, 329, 330, 331, 516, 521

for Apponegansett (Dartmouth) Meeting House, 63, 70, 72, 85, 91, 92, 96, 295, 516, 521

for Newtown meeting house (new meeting house on Josiah Merihew’s land), 544

for Noquochoke River meeting house, 607

Deliverance Smith, land bought by Dartmouth Monthly Meeting from, 196

Dell, William, 606

denials. See disownment, and under specific persons

Dennice. See Dennis

Dennis, Abiel Hussey (wife of Shadrach), 723–25

Dennis, Shadrach, 713, 714, 716, 718, 723–25

Devel/Devol/Devil/Dewel. See Davol

DHAS (Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society), xi–xviiii

Dillingham, Ignatius, 619, 620, 622

Dillingham, John, 62, 638, 640

Dillingham, Lydia (of Sandwich), 54, 62

disaffection of Friends, 73–75, 613, 616, 629, 633–35, 637, 639, 640. See also meetings out of unity; non-attendance at meetings

The Discipline, 20–22. See also Book of Discipline

community, Quaker commitment to, 26

defined, 20

disownment for breaches of, 22 (See also disownment)

on disputes between Friends, 27

individual commitment to abide by, 18

quarterly reading of, 128

reformation, Quaker, of eighteenth century, and enforcement of, 14–15

visitors/inspectors/overseers enforcing, 20–22

disease. See health and illness

dishonesty, disownment for, 23. See also under specific persons

disorderly speech/behavior. See also alcoholic drink; domestic violence; fighting and violence; gaming and gambling; music and dancing; oversight of behavior and attendance at meetings; sexual conduct; swearing and bad language; specific persons

of children/youth, 27, 133–35, 151–55, 171–72, 174, 329

by Dartmouth Friends in other jurisdictions, 161–64, 166, 615, 699–700

in meetings, 16–17, 64, 65, 66, 70, 80, 81, 702, 704, 705, 708

quahogs, party of young Friends indulging in entertainment and frolicking under pretense of roasting and eating, 107

quarterly meeting on, 81, 101, 125

resorting to places where undue liberty is taken, 731

riot, condemnations for involvement in, 804, 805

Ruth Smith verbally abused by Thomas Macumber, 76

testimonies, oversight of, 341

disownment, 22–24. See also under specific individuals

appealed to quarterly meetings, 538, 541, 542, 543, 544, 596, 598, 672, 677, 788, 789, 794, 795, 796, 798, 806, 808, 826

defined, 9

issuing versus accepting condemnations, 283

for plans to proceed with, versus accomplishment of, things contrary to order of Friends, 226–27

public versus in-meeting reading of, 283

reformation movement and increase in, 15

separate meetings, for attendance at, 36

of women, 12

disputes between Friends, 27–29. See also specific persons and subjects

Divel. See Davol

Dockry, John, 760, 772

doctors’ bills, 31, 74, 341, 582, 593, 595, 621, 622, 623, 626, 687

doctrine. See theological, doctrinal, and religious matters

domestic violence

Abigail Allen, beating of Black manservant by, condemnation and repentance for, 31, 128–30, 139–40, 157–58, 160

men assaulting wives, 17, 326, 328

woman assaulting father-in-law, 29

Dover Meeting House, construction of, 154, 155

drawer lock, purchase of, 654, 662

dress. See plainness

driftway, disputes over, 88–89

drunkenness. See under alcoholic drinks

Dudley, Colonel William, 136

Dudley, Joseph, 29–30, 95n13, 107

Dudley, William, 24

Duel. See Davol

Duker/Tucker, Mary Slocum (daughter of Holder), 558

Duker/Tucker, William, 558

Durfee, David, 270

Dyer, Charles, 7n9, 100–105, 108, 124, 129–30, 135, 146–47

Dyer, Mary, 7

Eady. See Eddy

Earl[e], Barnabas, 510, 588, 589

Earl[e], Dorcas, 117

Earl[e], John, 84, 378, 379

Earl[e], John (of Swansey), 468

Earl[e], Joseph, 468–69

East Greenwich, 112, 816

Eastburn, Samuel, 648

Eastes. See Estes

Easton, John, Sr., 59

Easton, Joshua, 138

Easton, Peter, 56, 58

Easton, Samuel, 59, 94

Easton, Walter, 485–87

Easton, Weston, 58

Easty, Patience, 13

economic issues. See financial matters

Eddy, Ichabod

Acoaxet, appearing for, 553, 556, 558, 564, 565, 568, 570, 572, 573, 579, 588, 596, 598, 601, 603, 608, 615, 651, 663, 668, 687, 688

Acoaxet meeting house, rebuilding of, 659

certificates of removal drawn up by, 600

convincement of, 544–45

convincements, involvement in, 612, 669, 671

disputes, arbitration of, 653

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 576

marriages, solemnizations of, 577

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 559, 560, 659, 666

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 662

quarterly meetings, appearance at/reports to, 567, 572, 613, 617, 625

Eddy, Ruth Gifford (daughter of William Gifford), 663, 664, 666

Eden, Seth, 587

Edey, Jehabud. See Eddy, Ichabod

elders, 11–12

appointment of, 500, 636, 754, 756

certificates of removal verifying status as, 793

composing account of deaths of public Friends, 659

quarterly meeting of ministers and, 739, 756

Eldridge, Elnathan, 612, 615, 617, 618, 621

Elizabeth’s Islands, livestock kept on, 261

Ellis, Jane/Jean, 514

Ellis, Patience (later Wing, later Wood), 288–89, 387, 388

England

American Quaker interaction with British Friends and Meetings, 10, 13–14, 20, 29–30, 32, 48, 69, 99

Book of Caution sent our from London yearly meeting, 253

Coggeshall, Essex, quarterly meeting at, 705

funds sent for yearly meeting stock in London, 523, 524, 795, 806, 807

letters from London yearly meeting, 148, 188, 196, 245, 379, 389, 398, 409, 416, 424, 431, 438, 448, 462, 482, 492, 501, 526, 535, 544, 554, 563, 571, 601–2, 626, 647, 648, 664, 683, 705–6, 708, 721, 737, 753, 757, 772, 795, 820, 824

ministerial tax, petitions regarding, 186, 264, 268

minutes from London yearly meeting, 196–97, 315

payment for service done by Richard Patridg in, 286

primers by George Fox, sending to England for, 131, 134

repeal of anti-Quaker laws by, 7, 69

John Summers, letter from England about, 54

travel of Dartmouth Friends to, 33, 767, 768, 780, 798, 812, 815

visitors from, 592, 705, 751, 793

entertainments

quahogs, party of young Friends indulging in entertainment and frolicking under pretense of roasting and eating, 107

Estes, Matthew, 55–56, 57

Estes, Richard, 55–56

evangelical activities, 5–6

Evens, Richard, 41

Ewin. See Youen

extracts

quarterly epistles, printed edition of, 826

family disputes, 28–29

Farnum, Moses, 790

Farrest, Benjamin, 565

Farrest, Phebe, 565

Farrington, Abraham, 491

Farris, Benjamin, 442–43

Farris, David, 474

Farris, Zechariah, 482

Ferriss, Zebulon, 700

fiddling and dancing, condemnation of, 23, 423, 696, 698, 704

fighting and violence. See also domestic violence; military issues; specific conflicts

physical disputes, Friends involved in, 691, 694, 741, 744, 749, 804, 805–6, 816, 817

riot, condemnations for involvement in, 804, 805

striking of Abigail Blackmer by Benjamin Chase, 775, 776, 777, 780, 782

threats and damage to property of Benjamin Smith by Benjamin Howland, saddler, 799–800, 802

transient, physical abuse of, 807, 808–9, 812, 813, 815

financial matters, Men’s Meeting. See also collection; meeting houses, construction of; poor, oversight of; taxes; treasurers, appointment of

accounts, making up, 72, 73, 100, 128, 142, 143, 152, 162, 173, 187, 207, 210, 220, 221, 235, 242, 246, 258, 260, 263, 282, 283, 294, 295, 297, 311, 313, 331, 332, 355, 356, 365, 366, 410, 443, 469, 479, 513, 514, 531–32, 548–49, 561, 583, 586, 596, 597, 611, 636, 638, 639, 673, 704, 706, 708, 761, 765, 768

William Anthony Jr.’s confession in relation to indebtedness to John Russell, 785–86

bellows for meeting house, mending, 739

binding of books, 739

boards used at meeting house, payment for, 177

boat at Nantucket, management of, 85, 91

Book of Discipline, payment for transcription of, 644, 767, 769

books of Patrick Henderson, payment for, 121–22, 123

Boston, money due to Friends at, 483

bricks for meeting house, payment for, 480

burying ground, clearing and repair of, 711, 712

burying ground, expenses for, 96, 104

charitable activities, 26–27, 62, 69, 70, 74, 101–2

chimney of meeting house, repair of, 244

Connecticut anti-Quaker law, repeal of, 69, 70

construction of meeting house, 41–42

contributions, reception of, 213

creditors of creditor, payment of indebtedness by providing notes to, 786

deed for meeting house and land, disbursements for, 96

division of, between Acoaxet and Apponegansett, 698–99, 708, 710, 711

doctors’ bills, 31, 74, 341, 582, 593, 595, 621, 622, 623, 626, 687

drawer lock, purchase of, 654, 662

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, dispute over settlement of debts of, 785

gallery seating for meeting house, payment for, 174–75

glass at meeting house, mending of, 138, 219, 249, 322, 363, 413, 523, 524, 574, 575, 659, 660, 717, 720, 826

gold received from Friend in Pennsylvania, injustice regarding, 466, 467, 468

hand irons for meeting house, 210

horses, payment for Friends’ use of, 90–91

housing of horses for traveling evangelizers, monthly meeting paying for, 306

indebtedness, Stephen Wilcox asking for assistance with, 501, 502

indebtedness for repairs to meeting house, 476

ink, purchase of, 654, 662

keeping of meeting house, payment for, 47, 54, 74, 77, 81, 92, 96, 103, 105, 119, 147, 157, 161, 167, 172, 179, 181, 183, 188, 197, 208, 216, 227, 234, 235, 243–44, 247, 249, 266, 273, 281, 284, 289, 290, 293, 302, 307, 308, 314, 320, 333, 340, 348, 361, 362, 365, 369, 381, 384, 393, 399, 404, 410, 414, 416, 419, 425, 426, 428, 434, 438, 450, 457, 468, 475, 478, 487, 492, 496, 501, 518, 525, 526, 530, 531, 553, 554, 557, 566, 571, 574, 582, 596, 607, 611, 618, 628, 629, 639, 649, 650, 654, 663, 672, 704, 720, 732, 737, 744, 753, 759, 783, 784, 794, 795, 805, 806, 818, 819, 828, 829

lending money to meeting, 65, 71, 227, 333, 335, 338

London yearly meeting, funds for, 523, 524, 795, 806, 807

ministerial tax, costs of petitions regarding, 264, 268

money lent to meeting by John Russell Jr., 492

new book for minutes, payment for, 653, 657

new gallery for meeting house, cost of constructing, 179

notes of hand, decision on acceptability of sale of, 800, 802–3

passage of Friend to Nantucket, payment for, 102

poor, indebtedness of meeting for care of, 825

primendars?, disposal of, 151

primers by George Fox, acquiring and selling, 131, 134, 141, 435, 745–47

quarterly meetings, funds requested by/sent to, 197, 198, 228, 237–38, 295, 296, 315, 365, 613, 795

quire of paper, purchase of, 654, 662, 784

recording of meeting minutes, payment for, 74, 102, 105, 116, 117, 118, 211, 303, 331, 374, 449, 450, 451–52, 549

repairs to meeting house, 257, 377, 440, 449, 451, 481, 724, 773, 805, 807, 808, 821, 825, 829, 830

Rhode Island money, 548, 556, 557, 559, 566

roof of meeting house, repair of, 362

Sewel’s History, obtaining, 814, 821, 823

“small money,” difficulties obtaining, 179

Deliverance Smith’s land, management of, while in prison, 97–98, 100

stable on meeting house land, building, 157–58

stable on meeting house land, repairs to, 306

survey of meeting house land, recording of, 186

tools made for meeting house, payment for, 323, 324, 767, 773

underhanded bargaining, 205, 206

wars, prohibition on payment of money to support, 25, 35–36, 131

Stephen Wilcox, advice/assistance of meeting regarding indebtedness of, 501, 502, 504, 661, 662, 664, 666–68, 670, 671, 673, 674, 676, 678–80, 683, 687, 689, 690, 692, 693, 695, 697, 708, 709, 727, 728, 738–42

Stephen Wilcox, financial deception by, 761, 762

wood lot owned of meeting house, sale of wood from, 613, 614, 644–45, 678

yearly meetings, funds for, 228, 237–38, 315–16, 362, 364, 494–96, 498–99, 523, 524

financial matters, Women’s Meeting

accounts, making up, 12

collection of funds by women, 81, 362, 374, 425, 434, 443

meeting house, payments toward keeping of, 227, 247, 289, 369, 393, 405, 419, 428, 456, 487

fire

bellows for meeting house, mending, 739

Boston fire of 1760, charitable contributions toward, 598, 599

burning of rails belonging to another, 642, 655

hand irons for meeting house, 210

houses burning down, 26, 69, 70, 267

pot and coals, procurement of, 124, 125, 126

firearms. See guns

firewood, acquisition of land for, 173

Fish, John, and wife, 51–52, 55–56, 122–25, 317

Fish, Preserved (of Rhode Island), 59

Fish, Sarah, 317–18, 319

Fisher, Mary, 6

Fiske, Jane Fletcher, xiv

Flushing Monthly Meeting, 44, 672

Flushing Yearly Meeting, 626, 648, 683, 708, 824

fornication, 17, 23

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 204–5, 213–14, 221, 290–92, 315, 316, 330–31, 332, 335–37, 351–52, 357–59, 510, 545, 566, 571, 574, 585, 602, 643, 647, 664–65, 671, 673, 675, 679, 680, 681, 685, 686, 690, 691, 696, 703, 705, 707, 709, 714, 716, 719, 720, 728, 732, 740, 741, 749, 753, 754, 769, 770, 771, 775, 778, 780, 781, 784, 799, 807, 817

Foster, William, 593

fourth day meetings, 43

Fox, George, xiii, 3–4, 5, 8, 10, 14, 31, 131, 435, 657, 661, 662, 709, 710, 773

Franklin, Matthew, 671, 672, 776, 777

Free Quakers, 36

Freeborne/Freebourne, Gidian, 94

Freeborne/Freebourne, William, 59

Freetown, 92, 538, 579, 698

Friends. See Quakers and Quakerism

frolics and frolicking

quahogs, party of young Friends indulging in entertainment and frolicking under pretense of roasting and eating, 107

Fuller, Samuel, works of, 745–47, 760, 761, 762, 773

funds and funding. See financial matters

Gallop, Samuel, 97

gaming and gambling

condemnations of, 17, 456, 463, 590, 701, 703, 705, 707, 717–22, 725–29, 735, 736, 738, 740, 741, 743, 744, 746–49

horse racing, 17, 23, 619, 725–29, 735, 736, 738, 740, 741, 743, 744, 746–49, 788

lotteries, 590

Ga[t]chel, Thomas, 52

general meetings, annual, 10

Gibson, Nathaniel, 301

Gidley, Elizabeth

certificates of removal for, 585, 614, 615

deceased, 704

testimony on, collection of, 704, 706, 713

Gidley, John, 540, 541

Gifford, Adam

convincements, involvement in, 817

disputes, arbitration of, 795

marriage, requesting certificate of clearness for, 450, 451

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 818

marriages, solemnizations of, 822

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 668, 815

wife, certificate from Portsmouth meeting for, 461

Gifford, Ann/Anne/Anna

certificates of removal for, as traveling evangelizer, 716, 764

Gifford, Ann/Anne/Anna (wife of Adam), 17, 461

Gifford, Audrey, 19, 305–6, 311–13

Gifford, Benjamin, 612

Gifford, Benjamin, of Falmouth, 761

Gifford, Christopher

Acoaxet, appearing for, 459, 464, 465, 468, 470, 474, 492, 506, 517, 521, 526, 527, 528, 529, 531, 533, 538, 541, 543, 545, 546, 547, 548, 554, 556, 564, 572, 573, 579, 580, 581, 583, 585, 589, 591, 617, 620, 667

admonition of, 60

Increase Allen, discoursing with, 586

bond put into attorney’s hand by Timothy Ricketson, inquiries into, 456, 460–61

burying ground, oversight of, 470

certificates of removal drawn up by, 445, 462, 538

complaints by, inquiry into, 65

convincements, involvement in, 545, 635, 667

disorderly behavior, inquiries into, 649

disputes, arbitration of, 653

disputes, involvement in, 55, 59, 60, 160, 595, 596, 598, 611

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 407, 442, 465, 525, 528, 538–39, 548, 576, 579, 584

marriages, solemnizations of, 400, 443, 465, 467, 529, 540, 550, 577, 580

marriages of children of, 226, 502–3

marriages out of unity, inquiring about, 546, 550, 577, 621, 659, 666, 667

military matters, assisting Friends with, 448, 450, 571

non-attendance, inquiries into, 635

objections to marriage of daughter, 19, 306

Providence meeting house, subscription for, 599

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 543, 578

Sandwich meeting, condemnation by, 64

Robert Tripp, inquiries into behavior of, 432, 437

as visitor, 389

Gifford, Christopher, Jr., 25–26, 224, 225, 398, 559–63

Gifford, Christopher, wife of, 55

Gifford, Content, 763, 765, 768

Gifford, Daniel, 435–37, 816, 817, 819, 822

Gifford, David, 475–77

Gifford, David, Jr., 785, 787, 789, 791

Gifford, Deborah

marriage of, 619, 620, 622

Gifford, Elihu, 762, 807, 809

Gifford, Elizabeth, 17, 757

Gifford, Gideon

certificates of removal drawn up by, 589

marriage of, 299–301

marriages of children of, 398, 402

Rochester Meeting, appearing for, 392

Gifford, Hannah

cousin, condemnation for marriage to, 398

failure to rise at supplication of Ann Gifford, 17

marriage out of unity to John Wing, 402–3

marriage to Abner Shepherd, 642, 645

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 62

Gifford, Isaac, 459, 461

Gifford, Jeneverah (wife of Silvanus), 779, 780, 783

Gifford, Job

marriage of, 497, 498

military payments made by, 578, 580

Gifford, John

certificate of removal requested by, 640, 643, 645, 647, 648, 650

certificates of removal drawn up by, 594

disputes, arbitration of, 593, 594

marriage of, 418–19

received by Dartmouth Meeting despite home being within verge, 684

Gifford, Jonathan (son of Benjamin), 610, 611, 612, 710, 711

Gifford, Joseph

certificates of removal drawn up by, 621, 622, 642, 719, 767

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 713, 764–65, 789, 791

convincements, involvement in, 645, 646, 672, 697, 817

disorderly speech/behavior, dealing with, 702, 764

disputes, arbitration of, 663, 769, 772, 781, 793

fiddling and dancing, inquiring into reports of, 696

financial deception by Stephen Wilcox, inquiring into, 761, 762, 764–65

fornication, inquiring into, 736

gaming, dealing with, 747

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, inquiring into, 661, 680, 728

marriage of, 609, 610

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 649, 753, 755, 789

marriages, solemnizations of, 651, 705, 730, 732, 744, 746, 749, 751, 791

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 657, 761

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 740, 757

membership of Friend in Acoaxet or Apponegansett, determining, 722

military matters, dealing with, 570

notes of hand, decision of acceptability of sale of, 800, 803

poor, as overseer of, 715, 729, 748

running goods, inquiring into, 817

Gifford, Joseph, Jr., 780, 782, 784

Gifford, Lusanna, 496–98

Gifford, Mary, 54, 226–28

Gifford, Mary (wife of Christopher), 503

Gifford, Mary (wife of Obediah), 772

Gifford, Obediah, 584–85, 593, 772, 774, 776

Gifford, Patience (wife of William), 666

Gifford, Peace, 730, 731, 733

Gifford, Peleg

books, subscriptions for, 745, 747

certificate of removal for, 556–57

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 792, 793

convincement of wife and, 609, 610

disputes, arbitration of, 769

marriage of, 429, 430

Gifford, Peleg, Jr.

attending Baptist meeting and singing at, 30

military involvement, disownment for, 34

Gifford, Rachel (daughter of Alice), 620, 622, 623

Gifford, Richard, 469

Gifford, Richard [2], xvii

Gifford, Richard (son of Christopher), 499–503

Gifford, Robert, 18, 27, 52, 70, 98, 254, 260

Gifford, Ruth, 638, 640, 774, 775, 777

Gifford, Ruth, later Eddy. See Eddy, Ruth Gifford

Gifford, S. R., 756

Gifford, Samuel (son of Daniel), 816, 817, 819, 822

Gifford, Sarah

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 117

Gifford, Sarah, later Park, 435, 437, 438, 451, 461

Gifford, Silvanus, 783

Gifford, Simeon, 254, 260–61, 409, 488, 489

Gifford, Susanna

Allens Neck meeting at house of, 586

assistance provided to, 610

Gifford, Timothy, 435, 554–56, 817

Gifford, William [1]

Acoaxet, appearing for, 522, 530, 567

Acoaxet meeting house, new deed for, 516

fornication, daughter disowned for, 666

marriage to Elizabeth Tripp, 415–16

marriage to Patience Russell, 456, 457

oversight of yearly meeting at Acoaxet, 614

Ginkins. See Jenkins

glass at meeting house, mending of, 138, 219, 249, 319–20, 322, 363, 413, 490, 523, 524, 574, 659, 660, 717, 720, 826

Glynn, Marcia Cornell, xiii–xiv

Goddard, Abigail, 572, 573

Goddard, Beriah/Brier

imprisoned over ministerial tax, 262

marriage to Ann[a] Smith, 213, 215

marriage to Susanna Sisson, 448–50

marriage to Unice West, 352, 354, 355

Goddard, Daniel, 190, 191, 193, 203, 254

Goddard, John, 339

Goddard, Mary, 504, 505

Goddard, Mary Smith, 338–39

Goodsped, John (of Sandwich), 54

Gould, Daniel (of Rhode Island), 59

Gould, Thomas, 684

Gould, Thomas, Jr., 790

gravestones, 20, 196. See also burying grounds

The Great Mystery of the Great Whore Unfolded: and Antichrist’s Kingdom Revealed unto Destruction (Fox, 1659), 5

Green, Caleb

certificates of removal for, 816

Green, Elizabeth, 112–13

Green, Jabez, 349, 356

Green, James, 349–51

Green, John, 111–14

Green, Rufus, 356–58

Greenwich, 267, 416n9, 427

Griffith, Aaron, and wife, 378

Griffith, Content, 561, 562

Griffith[s], John, 14, 474, 705, 706n3

Groton, Connecticut, 435

guns

Christmas, shooting birds at, 809

disownment for fitting up for military use, 34

Haddonfield, Gloucester, England, 751

Haden. See Hayden

Hall, Robert, 395, 397

Hamm, Thomas, v, vii, ix, 6

Hammond, Elizabeth, 512, 514–16

Hammond, Jabez, 785, 791

Hammond, Mariah/Meriah, 583, 584

Hammond, Mary, 758

Hammond, Meribah, 785, 791

Handson, John, 15

Han[d]son, John, 257

Handy, George

convincement of, 674, 676, 678, 679, 680

Harding, Robert E., vii, xii, xiv-xvii

Harper, Eliphal, 417, 426, 427

Harper, Robert (of Sandwich), 54

Harper, Stephen (of Sandwich), 62

Hart, Amey/Amie (daughter of William and Mary), 690–92, 696, 698

Hart, Archipas, 273, 274, 629, 633–35, 637, 639, 640, 642

Hart, Deborah, 475–77

Hart, Luke

certificates of removal drawn up by, 691, 710, 711, 750, 780

convincements, involvement in, 669

difficult circumstances, requesting assistance with, 503

disputes, arbitration of, 662, 775

fornication, inquiry into, 699

marriage of, 364–66

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 672, 690, 703, 723, 755, 779

marriages, solemnizations of, 592, 705, 707, 737, 738, 756, 758

Newtown burying ground, oversight of, 599

removal of Friend without certificate, inquiring into, 688

as visitor/overseer, 670, 709, 722, 739

Hart, Martha, later Taber, 756, 758, 759

Hart, Mary (daughter of William), 369–71

Hart, William, 256, 273, 369–71, 407–9

Hart, William, Jr., 696, 697, 700, 703

Harvey, Rebecca, 514

Hassey. See Hussey

Hathaway, Abigail, 715

Hathaway, Antipas, 219, 220, 574, 575, 659, 660, 717, 720, 826, 827

Hathaway, Apphia. See Mott, Apphia Hathaway

Hathaway, Caleb (son of Richard), 500, 501

Hathaway, Doctor, 687

Hathaway, Eunice (daughter of Richard), 468–69

Hathaway, Hephzibah, 168, 190, 593

Hathaway, Jethro, 558, 570, 576, 592

Hathaway, Jonathan, 144

Hathaway, Mary, 357–59

Hathaway, Richard, 468

Hathaway, Ruth, 596

Hathaway, Simon, and wife, 378

Hathaway, Stephen, 662, 663, 665

Hathaway, Thomas [1]

Acushnet burying ground, oversight of, 297

Acushnet meeting house and, 265, 289

Acushnet meetings at house of, 267

burning of house of, 267

condemnation for keeping company with woman of disgraceful character, 360–61

condemnation of daughter for fornication and marriage out of unity, 357–59

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 90–91, 168, 177, 184, 193, 207, 211, 214, 252, 316

horses, payment for Friends’ use of, 90–91

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 253, 258

marriages, solemnization of, 254, 259

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 260

Rochester meeting house and, 188

as visitor, 245–46, 261

Hathaway, Thomas [2]

convincement of, 471, 473, 474

convincements, involvement in, 606

glass mended by, 490, 520, 523, 524

marriage of, 530, 531

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 617

marriages, solemnizations of, 616

military matters, dealing with, 567, 570, 576, 607

poor, as overseer of, 612

quarterly meeting, attendance at/reports to, 610

as visitor, 585, 596, 606, 618

Hathaway, William, 669, 670, 671, 673, 674

hats. See also plainness; wigs

three-cornered hats, condemnation for wearing, 344

Hatton, Susanna (from Waterford, Ireland), 615

Havens, Joseph, 388–90, 470–72

Hayden, James (of Newport), 507, 508

Haymond. See Hammond

Headley. See Hedley

health and illness

absence from meeting due to illness/indisposition, 194, 794, 828

denial not read due to clerk’s sickness, 826

doctors’ bills, 31, 74, 341, 582, 593, 595, 621, 622, 623, 626, 687

excused from presence at reading of repentance due to lameness and low circumstances, 779

inquiries into disorderly behavior delayed due to sickness, 826

lameness and death, settlement of estate and payment of doctor’s bill for, 582, 587, 589, 595, 621, 622, 623, 626

lameness and low circumstances, excused from presence at reading of repentance due to, 779

marriages not attended due to, 828

meeting paying for doctoring of family of Stephen Wilcox, 687

Heart. See Hart

Hedley, Henry

certificate of removal for, 621, 622, 623

convincements, involvement in, 500, 505, 512

disputes, arbitration of, 459

illegitimate child, inquiries into, 511

marriage of, 344–46

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 455, 495, 502, 618, 619

marriages, solemnizations of, 429–30, 468, 496, 523, 620

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 482

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 514, 581

as visitor, 487, 495, 503, 532, 543

Hedley, John, 42

Hedley, John (of Rhode Island), 59, 344

Henderson, Patrick, 86, 121–22

Henry, Patrick, 752n9

heresy, Quaker recognition of, 17–18, 424–25

Hewlet, John, 94

Hicks, Ephraim, 94

Hicks, Judith/Judah (daughter of Thomas). See Anthony, Judith/Judah Hicks

Hicks, Samuel, 59, 94, 612

Hicks, Samuel, of Tiverton, 574, 612

Hicks, Thomas [1], 59, 94, 515–16

Hicks, Thomas [2] (son of Samuel Hicks of Tiverton), 574, 575, 577, 612

Hicks, Thomas [3], Jr.

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 703

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 715

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 723

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 699

spoiled salt beef, inquiring into sale of, 689

wood sold to pay doctor’s bill, measurement of, 687

Hicks, Thomas [4], the Second

Obediah Allen, readmission of, 751

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 710–11, 717, 727, 730, 732, 735, 738, 763

books, subscription for, 745, 747

horse racing and gambling, inquiries into, 725

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, dealing with, 709, 741

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 711, 728

marriages, solemnizations of, 712, 713, 717, 745

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 726, 727

poor, as overseer of, 748

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 748, 764

Sandwich Meeting’s refusal of Rachel Soule, dealing with, 747

tavern of Daniel Russell and, 729, 731

treasurer, appointment as, 764

yearly meeting, oversight of, 710

Hicks, Thomas [5]

Allen’s Neck, building of meeting house at, 801

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 784, 792, 796, 815, 828

certificates of removal drawn up by, 779

convincement of daughter, 682 (See also Anthony, Judith/Judah Hicks)

disorderly speech/behavior, dealing with, 702, 768

disputes, arbitration of, 793

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, settlement of, 781, 795, 797

horse racing, inquiries into, 788

marriage to Elizabeth Hammond, 515, 516

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 760

marriages, solemnizations of, 763

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 788

meeting house, repairs to, 773, 774

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 799, 826

minutes, review of, 785, 809

non-attendance, inquiries into, 794

as overseer, 796, 823

quire of paper procured by, 784

reconciliations, involvement in, 751

repair of meeting house by, 796

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 761

Higginson, Francis, 5

High Sheriff of Bristol Co.

defrauding of, 432–34

discharge of prisoner by, 456

Hilliar, Hannah, 235, 237

Hilliar, Jabez, 346

Hilliar, Mary (daughter of Jabez), 346–48

Hilliar, Seth, 318, 319

Hilliard, Benjamin, 164, 166

Hilliard, Hannah Davis, 164, 166

Hillier. See Hilliar

Hix. See Hicks

Hoden. See Hayden

Holder, Christopher, 8

Hollie, Joseph, Jr., 233

Holway, ? (of Sandwich), 62

honey stolen from hive, 151–52, 153

Hookes, Ellis, 131n20

Hopkins, Sarah, 751, 752n9

Horne, William, 525

horses. See also stables on meeting house land

horse racing, 17, 23, 619, 725–29, 735, 736, 738, 740, 741, 743, 744, 746–49, 788

housing and keeping of horses for traveling Friends, 306

payment for Friends’ use of, 90–91, 126

shoeing, 14, 626

taken for failure to pay minister’s tax, 262

Howland, Abigail, 45, 118–21, 218, 219, 220, 256–58

Howland, Abraham

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 796

disputes, arbitration of, 812, 830

poor, as overseer of, 823

repentance of, for outgoing in marriage and apparel, 533, 536

Howland, Ann/Anne/Anna [1] (daughter of Isaac), 435, 436, 437

Howland, Ann/Anne/Anna [3], 800, 804, 806, 808, 810

Howland, Barnabas

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 479, 508, 519

birth of grandchild too soon after marriage, 549

on committee for repairs/additions to meeting house, 448

disputes, arbitration of, 378, 406, 466

disputes, involvement in, 519, 522

imprisonment for refusal to undertake military training, 482, 499

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, inquiring into, 501

marriage out of unity of daughter of, 447

marriage to close relative, condemnation for, 447

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 560, 572, 609

marriages, solemnizations of, 533, 560, 562, 565, 609

marriages of, 250, 251, 498, 499, 500

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 452, 453

Phebe Tucker, inquiring into difference between meeting and, 406

as visitor, 362, 563

Howland, Barnabas, the Second/Jr., 783, 784, 799, 801, 804, 805

Howland, Benjamin [1]

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 81, 82, 84, 95, 100, 112, 125, 128, 189, 193, 195, 196, 197, 198, 201, 204, 243, 245, 247, 259, 261, 263, 264, 265, 270

book by John Burrel, approbation of, 140–41

Boston, sending money to, 71

cedar swamps, dispute over, 170

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 68, 83, 114, 124, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 159, 160, 165, 168, 184, 190, 191, 192, 209, 211, 214, 222, 230, 252, 257, 263

deed for meeting house and land, 72, 85, 91, 92

disaffection of Eliezar Smith, inquiring into, 73, 74

dishonesty of Thomas Macumber, inquiring into, 69

disorderly speech and behavior, inquiries into, 52, 125, 175

disputes, adjudicating, 55, 66, 76, 86, 87, 129, 170, 177, 206

illegitimate child born by daughter of, 224, 226, 231

inspector/visitor, appointment as, 50, 53, 103, 213

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 48, 51, 77, 91, 92, 109, 111, 157, 181, 187, 197, 220, 221, 242

marriages, solemnization of, 78, 93, 110, 111, 113, 181, 182, 188, 198, 222

marriages of children of, 191, 209, 266

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 168, 169, 170, 188

meeting house, construction of, 41

meeting house galleries, adding seats to, 174–75

meeting house land, laying out of, 172

minutes, appointed to inspect, 62, 85

non-attendance of Rochester Friends, inquiring into, 68–69

oath taking, inquiries into, 150, 160

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 47, 53–54, 56–57, 61, 90, 100, 103, 126, 127, 142, 150, 194, 196, 197, 205

quarterly meetings, reports to, 103, 128

repeal of Connecticut anti-Quaker law, payment for, 70

Rochester Meeting, visitation of, 79, 102, 108

Salem Meeting House, construction of, 64

seating of upper gallery, 216

Sippican Meeting’s non-attendance at monthly meeting, inquiring into, 60

slavery, declaration on, 189

Deliverance Smith’s land, management of, while in prison, 97–98, 99, 100

treasurer, appointment as, 63

treasurer, activities as, 72–74, 90, 91, 96, 100, 102–5, 111, 114–18, 125, 126, 128, 130, 138, 139, 141–43, 147, 148, 150–52, 155, 157, 158, 161, 162, 167, 172, 173, 178, 179, 183, 184, 188, 197, 198, 207, 208, 210–12, 219–21, 227, 234, 235, 236, 238, 241, 243–47, 249, 259, 260, 263, 266, 272

wigs, declaration on wearing, 215

wrestling and running of children, efforts to control, 135

yearly meetings, chosen to attend, 54

Howland, Benjamin [2], 477–79, 490, 491, 540, 575, 666

Howland, Benjamin [3] (son of Isaac), 545–46, 547, 567, 568, 569, 652

Howland, Benjamin [4], Jr., 658, 660, 661, 668, 669, 706–7

Howland, Benjamin [5], the Second

absence from meeting due to illness of wife, 794

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 710, 738, 739, 740, 752

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 741

defamation of overseers, inquiring into, 830

disputes, arbitration of, 812, 830

fornication, inquiries into, 781

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, dealing with, 738

marriage to Silvester Smith, 760, 761, 763, 765

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 666, 721

marriages, solemnizations of, 619, 620, 723

meeting house, repair of, 821, 830

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 652, 779

minutes, reviewing, 729, 746

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 722, 726, 743

slaves owned by Quakers, reporting on, 820

Smith’s Neck meetings, oversight of, 742, 779

as visitor/overseer, 709, 722, 739

Howland, Benjamin [7], saddler, 799–800, 802

Howland, Content, later Briggs, 262–63

Howland, Daniel, 414, 415, 445

Howland, Deborah (later Slade; wife of Joseph), 603, 604, 709

Howland, Desire, 224–31, 264–65, 266–67

Howland, Edith/Edea, 410, 411

Howland, Elizabeth, 416

Howland, Elizabeth (wife of Benjamin, daughter-in-law of Isaac), 29

Howland, George, 153, 248, 251–52

Howland, Gideon [1] (son of Barnabas), 549, 551, 552

Howland, Gideon [2]

disputes, arbitration of, 781, 787, 793

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 799

non-attendance, inquiries into, 794

physical dispute with Zephaniah Anthony, 804, 805–6

poor, as overseer of, 773, 796

Howland, Hannah, 263, 467–69, 471, 609, 610

Howland, Henry

burying ground, making gate and posts for, 103, 104

disownment of Ebenezer Allen signed by, 68

Robert Gifford refusing to pay Queen’s tax, counseling, 68

marriage of, 572–74

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 158–59, 160

Howland, Isaac [1]

abused by daughter-in-law Elizabeth, 29

accounts made up by, 293, 294, 295, 297

appearance at monthly meeting, 309, 328, 329, 333, 337, 364, 377, 380, 386, 393, 395, 401, 410, 428, 434, 493, 499, 500, 503, 505, 535, 554

certificates of removal drawn up by, 422, 426, 526, 562

child born too soon after marriage, inquiries into, 573

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 291, 404, 405, 430

disorderly speech/behavior, inquiries into, 407, 471

disputes, adjudicating, 286, 307

erroneous notions, advising Friend entertaining, 422

marriage of, 191–93

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 286, 310, 311, 312, 384, 387, 400, 401, 427, 532, 565

marriages, solemnizations of, 311, 312, 387, 388, 412–13, 421, 422, 464, 466, 531

marriages of children of, 420, 425, 435, 502

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 403

meeting house, repairs/additions to, 434

military affairs, dealing with, 482, 567, 569

military involvement, assisting Friends dealing with, 439, 448

scandalous report about John Wing and wife, inquiries into, 532–33

Howland, Isaac [2], Jr./the Second

apparel worn by, 683, 684

certificate of removal presented by, 783

certificate of removal requested by, 693, 694

convincements of daughters of, 800

marriage out of unity, 626, 670, 671, 673, 674, 676, 679, 680, 684, 687

papers of remorse submitted by, 671, 680, 683, 687

running goods, 817

slave trade, involvement in, 626, 670, 671, 673, 674, 676, 679, 680, 684, 687

slaves owned by, 819, 820

Howland, James, 188, 189, 191, 192, 217–19

Howland, James, Jr., 416

Howland, Joanna Ricketson (widow of William), 464

Howland, Job

disputes, involvement in, 662, 665, 666, 667, 668, 670, 672, 677

marriage of, 373–75

quarterly meeting, appealing to, 672, 677

Howland, John [1]

accounts, making up, 387–88

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 292, 295, 308, 315, 335, 340, 343, 346, 349, 351, 354, 355, 359–62, 364, 366, 367, 372, 373, 375, 377–79, 381, 382, 388, 390, 393, 396–98, 404–8, 412, 413, 415, 417–19, 421–26, 428, 430, 432, 435, 437–42, 445, 447, 450–52, 458, 459, 462, 463, 467, 469, 470, 471, 475, 476, 477, 480, 484, 486, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492

books procured by, 433

certificate of removal for travel to England, 33

certificates of removal, drawing up, 437

charitable assistance for Anne Shaw, 479–80

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 291, 331, 394–95

convincement of Thomas Hathaway and, 471

disorderly speech/behavior, dealing with, 16, 435, 471, 491

disputes, adjudicating, 286, 325, 326, 466, 467

illegitimate child, inquiring into, 307

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 145, 147, 148, 149

marriages, inquiring as to clearness for, 288, 320, 330, 349, 362, 369, 370, 382, 383, 397, 412, 420, 442, 453, 467, 480

marriages, solemnizations of, 289–90, 293, 294, 303, 312, 313, 321, 322, 330–31, 334, 336, 350, 351, 370, 371, 375, 396–97, 405, 406, 407, 421, 422, 429, 430, 433, 434–35, 437, 438, 443, 453, 454, 468, 472, 474, 479, 480, 486, 487

marriages of children of, 454, 464

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 394

meeting house, keeping of, 304, 345, 434, 440, 451, 480

minutes, reviewing, 442

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 295, 320, 338, 359, 367, 371, 379, 382, 384, 393, 395, 396, 407, 410, 414, 416, 417, 422, 426, 428, 437, 438, 440, 446, 449, 450, 458, 480

quarterly meetings, conveying funds to, 295

quarterly meetings, reports to, 320, 321, 338, 359, 367, 371, 379, 382, 384, 393, 395, 396, 407, 410, 415, 416, 417, 426, 428, 437, 440, 446, 449, 450, 458, 480

reconciliation and acknowledgment, 260

Phebe Tucker, inquiring into difference between meeting and, 406

vain conversation and failure to listen, condemnation for, 17, 149

as visitor, 285, 292, 302, 326, 339, 348, 398

Howland, John [2], Jr., 454, 455

Howland, John [3]

convincement of, 672–74, 677, 678

marriage of, 688, 690, 692

subscription money delivered by, 828

Howland, Joseph, 651, 652, 658, 660, 661

Howland, Judith, 209

Howland, Judith, later Russell, 447

Howland, Lucy, 746

Howland, Luthan, 817

Howland, Lydia, 541, 542

Howland, Lydia (daughter of Benjamin), 207, 209

Howland, Lydia, later Soule, 207–9, 254–55

Howland, Mary [1] (daughter of Nicholas Howland), 218–20

Howland, Mary [2] (daughter of Nathaniel Howland), 234, 235, 236, 271, 292

Howland, Mary [3] (widow of Benjamin [2]), 575–76, 578

Howland, Mary [4] (wife of Luthan), 817

Howland, Mary [6]

condemnations/disownments, involvement in, 205, 291

marriage to James Russell, 288–90

as visitor, 292

Howland, Mehetabel, 824, 826, 828, 829

Howland, Mehetabel (daughter of Isaac), 800

Howland, Meribah (daughter of Isaac), 420, 425

Howland, Nathaniel [1]

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 242

Thomas Brigs, appointed to speak with, 50

condemnations/disownments, involvement in, 64, 81–82, 83, 124, 127, 132, 135, 159, 165, 184, 190, 205, 209, 211, 214, 222, 231, 234, 237, 239

deceased, 251, 262

disorderly speech in meeting of, 125, 126

disputes, arbitration of, 72, 80

disputes, involvement in, 27, 52, 53, 55, 59, 65–66, 193, 235

fornication and bearing of illegitimate child by daughter of, 221

Christopher Gifford’s condemnation from Sandwich, obtaining copy of, 64

honey stolen by son of, 153

impressment of, 107

inspector/visitor, appointment as, 51–52, 238

legal case brought against, by Ebenezer Allen, 65–66

legal cases between Friends, inquiring into, 210

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 43, 49–50, 51, 52, 77, 113

marriages, solemnization of, 116

marriages of children of, 192, 218, 236, 251–52, 262

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 201

meeting house, contribution toward construction of, 41

petition on jury service, presenting, 47, 48

prisoners, disbursements for, 105

prisoners, visitation of, 98

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 42, 45, 49, 50, 51, 55, 64

quarterly meetings, reports to, 195

Rochester Meeting, visiting, 81, 98

son John Howland, condemnation of, 149

stable on meeting house land, 111

John Summers, appointed to respond to paper from, 192

John Summers and, 54, 72

town minister, named as, 30

yearly meetings, chosen to attend, 49, 53

Howland, Nathaniel [2] (son of John)

certificates of removal drawn up by, 576, 586, 621

certificates of removal for, 624, 634

disputes, arbitration of, 540

marriage of, 464, 466

Newtown, new meeting house at, 554

as visitor, 554, 563

Howland, Nicholas [1], 68, 100, 127, 248

Howland, Nicholas [2]

appearance at monthly meeting, 572, 772, 782

celebration of marriage out of unity of daughter of, 589

certificates of removal drawn up by, 754, 830

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 789

deed for meeting house and, 516

defamation of overseers, inquiring into, 830

fornication, inquiries into, 694

Susanna Gifford, charitable assistance for, 610

illegitimate children, inquiries into birth of, 571

marriage to Mary Sisson, 506–7

marriage to Zerniah Russell, 366, 369

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 540, 574, 583, 641, 733, 743

marriages, solemnizations of, 541, 564, 565, 584, 735

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 577, 623, 624

military matters, dealing with, 577

as overseer, 760, 772

poor, as overseer of, 649, 658

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 567, 722, 726, 731, 739, 756, 775

repentance for upholding war and fighting, 444

Howland, Nicholas [2], wife of

celebration of marriage out of unity of daughter of, 589

Susanna Gifford, charitable assistance for, 610

Howland, Nicholas [3], Jr. (3), 644

Howland, Penelope Allen

marriage to Barnabas Howland, 498–500

Howland, Philip [1], 607

Howland, Prince [1], 529, 531, 579–80, 581

Howland, Rebecca

marriage to David Briggs, 696, 700, 703

marriage to James Russell, 109–11

marriage to Thomas Smith Jr., 703, 705, 707

marriage to William Sanford, 330, 331

Howland, Rebecca (wife of Barnabas), 447

Howland, Rose

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 205, 209, 211, 214, 291

fornication and bearing of illegitimate child by daughter of, 221

marriages out of unity of children of, 192, 262

Howland, Samuel (of Freetown), 92–94

Howland, Samuel (son of Isaac), 480, 481, 502, 503, 505

Howland, Samuel (son of Nicolas), 248, 249

Howland, Samuel, Jr.

certificate of removal granted to, 697

certificate of removal requested by, questions about, 13, 621, 622, 623, 624

deficiency in removal certificate, 13, 754, 756

disorderly speech, condemnation for, 625, 627, 629

failure to deliver removal certificate, 754

marriage out of unity, sorrow for, 591, 592, 593

oath taken by, sorrow for, 369–70

removal without certificate, acknowledgment of, 695–96

Howland, Sarah

Silvester Howland spreading rumors about, 28

marriage to Francis Barker, 475–77

Howland, Sarah (daughter of Nathaniel), 218, 219

Howland, Silvester Smith

marriage to Benjamin Howland, 760, 763, 765

spreading rumors about Sarah Howland, 28

Howland, Silvia, 480, 481

Howland, Susanna, 740, 743, 744

Howland, Timothy

marriage to Susanna Allen, 711–13

Howland, William [1], 464, 485

Howland, William [2], 645, 647, 649, 650

Howland family, 8

Hoxie, Jemima, 663

Hoxie, Ludwick (of Sandwich), 62

Hoxie, Mary (of Sandwich), 62

Hoxie, Solomon, 537–39

Hoxly, Mary (of Sandwich), 54

Huddlestone, Catharine, 598, 599, 600

Huddlestone, Judith, 458, 459

Huddlestone, Mary, 364–66

Huddlestone, Mary (daughter of Peleg), 569, 570–71

Huddlestone, Mary (wife of Peleg), 571

Huddlestone, Peleg

Acoaxet, appearing for, 602, 606, 610, 612, 617, 620, 649, 660, 678, 679, 700, 702

certificates of removal drawn up by, 600, 696

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 664, 666

convincement of, 357

convincements, involvement in, 612

denial of daughter of, for fornication, 569, 570–71

disputes, arbitration of, 378, 593, 594

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, settlement of, 821

fornication, inquiries into, 674

illegitimate child, inquiries into, 395

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, dealing with, 661, 678

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 407, 467, 478, 613, 668

marriages, solemnizations of, 467, 468, 471, 472, 669

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 560

military matters, dealing with, 563, 577

rent, inquiring into Stephen Wilcox’s inability to pay, 613

taxes, dealing with Friend’s refusal to pay, 667

as visitor, 379, 474

Huddlestone, Seth

convincement of, 35

drafted as soldier, 35

Huddlestone, Sibil, 504, 505

Huddlestone, Valentine [1], 42, 44, 150, 151, 154–57, 160, 161, 184

Huddlestone, Valentine [2], 649

Hull, Bathsheba, of Rhode Island, 282–83

Hull, Hannah, of James Town, 223

Hull, Hannah, of Rhode Island, 282

Hunt, Deborah, 529–31

Hunt, Samuel (Presbyterian minister), 29, 30, 262

Hunt, William, 14, 724, 725

Hussey, Abiel, later Dennis (wife of Shadrach), 723–25

Hussey, Ann/Anne/Anna, later Coffin, 655, 657, 658, 667

Hussey, Content Tucker (wife of Jonathan Jr.), 17

Hussey, Dinah, later Wood, 757, 759, 760

Hussey, Hephzibah (wife of Jonathan)

as clerk, 16, 769, 771, 778

Hussey, Jonathan

accounts, making up, 611, 672, 677, 696, 704, 715, 735

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 553, 572, 600, 678, 720, 722, 724, 725, 731, 744, 751, 752, 753, 756, 757, 759, 760, 761, 770, 777, 786, 789, 792, 796, 798, 799, 816, 823, 824

Bedford meeting house, request to build, 804, 814

books, collecting money for, 760

books, subscription for, 745, 747

burying ground, gate for, 607

certificates of removal drawn up by, 532, 642, 667, 725

certificates of removal for, 433

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 644, 646, 647, 652

convincements, involvement in, 610, 651, 677

disputes, arbitration of, 665, 806

drunkenness, inquiries into, 644, 646

estate of Rachel Soule, settlement of, 749

gambling and horse racing, inquiries into, 725

horses, paid for shoeing, 14, 626

marriage of children of Jabez Barker Jr. in his house, inquiries into, 795

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 530, 560, 600, 689, 696–97, 710, 717, 718, 806

marriages, solemnizations of, 531, 601, 602, 690, 692, 700, 703, 718, 719, 808

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 642, 653, 724, 729, 755, 757, 758, 759, 824

meeting house, keeping of, 564, 566, 574, 575, 582, 593, 596, 597, 602, 605, 607, 608, 628, 629, 639, 649, 650, 654, 663, 672, 682

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 614, 652, 669, 689, 723, 740, 776, 777, 826

new meeting house, construction of, 779

notes of hand, decision on acceptability of sale of, 800, 803

as overseer, 760, 770, 796, 823

poor, inquiring into circumstances of, 710, 712

Providence meeting house, subscription for, 608

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 617, 739, 748, 781, 794, 818

report of scandalous nature, assisting Women’s Meeting with, 809

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 761

John Wing, inquiries into behavior of, 549

yearly meeting, consultation with Acoaxet about, 829

Hussey, Phebe, 622, 623, 686

Hussey, Rebecca, later Barnard, 757, 759, 760, 774

Hutchinson, Anne, 7, 8

Huttleston. See Huddlestone

illegitimate children, 17, 23

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 132–33, 175, 204, 222–31, 275, 296, 304, 307, 316, 336–37, 352, 395, 509, 552, 571, 769, 770, 781, 791

illicit trade. See smuggling

illness. See health and illness

impressment, 24–25, 42n2, 103–7, 133, 136–38, 448, 482, 567, 569–70, 577, 593

imprisonment. See prison and prisoners

Indians. See Native Americans, Quaker interaction with

inheritance issues

children of wife and stepfather, dispute between, 28, 325–26, 331, 332

Samuel Craw, estate of, 586–87, 589, 593

disputes over, 28–29, 206, 235–36, 239, 325–26, 331, 332, 593–94, 781, 783, 784, 785, 786, 789, 791, 793, 795, 797, 800, 801–3, 820–21

monthly meeting, money bequeathed to, 346, 350

poor Friends, settlement of estates of, 749, 750, 751

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 284, 323, 324, 337, 381–82, 485, 499, 539, 575–76, 588, 603, 668, 669, 718, 761

Phebe Tucker offering Ruth Slocum forty pounds more than her legacy, 408

widow’s inheritance, Friends appointed to protect, 26, 142, 143

ink, purchase of, 654, 661

inspectors. See visitors/inspectors/overseers

Instructions for Right Spelling . . . (Fox and Hookes, 1706), 131n20

Ireland

Friends from, 5, 14, 122n18, 340, 615, 734n7, 746n8

Irish, David, 240, 245

Irish, David, Jr., 258–59

Jacobus, Donald Lines, xiii

jail. See prison and prisoners

James Town, 213, 220, 223

Jenkins, Abiah (of Sandwich), 54, 62

Jenkins, Abigail, 452–54

Jenkins, Susanna, 254, 260–61

Jenkins, Zachary, 254, 261

Jenkins, Zacriah, 54, 113

Jenney, Hannah, 16, 64, 80–81, 101

Jenney, Nathan, 253, 254, 256

Jennings, Joseph, 434, 487, 509, 514

Jeremiah (Native American), 30–31, 50, 51

the Jersies. See New Jersey/the Jersies

Jones, Rufus M., 13, 14

Jones, Ruth, of Pennsylvania, 314

Jones, William, 827

Jordan, Robert, of Virginia, 241, 242n28

Joshua of Yarmouth, subscription for, 309

Joy, David, 299–301

judicial matters. See legal matters

jury service, 26, 47

Justice of the Peace, marriage before, 195, 823

keeping company

married woman, too frequent keeping company with, 641, 655, 677, 685–86

with woman of disgraceful character, 360–61

Kees, John, 185

Keith, George, 46

Kelly, Isaac, 497, 499, 500

Kelly, Jeremy, 270

Kelly, Seth (son of Jeremy), 270, 272

Kempton, Esther, 575–78

Kempton, Thomas, 359

Kendal, Westmoreland, England, 751

Kerby. See Kirby

Killey. See Kelly

kin, marriages between

condemnations for, 224–25, 229–30, 349, 353–54, 398, 420, 501, 502, 624, 625

quarterly meetings, queries about cousin marriages at, 501, 502

sister of former wife, condemnation for marrying, 500

Kingstown, 118, 254, 535, 536

Kirby, Abigail

addition to minutes regarding satisfaction made by, 653, 675, 676–77

fornication of daughter of, 520

marriage out of unity of son of, 513

public testimony by, efforts to silence, 16, 435, 436, 457, 490, 491

Kirby, Barnabas, 733, 735, 737

Kirby, David, 648, 649, 650, 651, 653, 654

Kirby, Elizabeth (daughter of Robert), 768, 770

Kirby, Eunice, 721

Kirby, Ichabod, 334, 336, 337, 544, 548, 550, 596

Kirby, John, 55, 550–53

Kirby, Lydia, 552, 553

Kirby, Mary, 670

Kirby, Mary, later Wilbur (daughter of Nathaniel), 606

Kirby, Mary Merihew, 343

Kirby, Nathaniel [1], 311, 312, 430, 513, 520, 552, 606

Kirby, Patience, 242, 243

Kirby, Phebe, later Allen (wife of Abraham), 719–20

Kirby, Rebecca, condemnation of, 519, 520

Kirby, Recompense, 372–73

Kirby, Richard, 55, 160, 210, 211, 334, 343

Kirby, Robert

denial of daughter for marriage out of unity, 768

disputes, arbitration of, 217

marriage of daughter of, 242

marriage of son of, 311

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 238, 253, 254, 388, 389

marriages, solemnizations of, 238, 239, 254, 256, 261, 389

military services, payment of money to support, disownment for, 580–83, 586

as visitor, 251, 261

Kirby, Robert, Jr., 440, 441

Kirby, Silas, 420–22, 580–82

Kirby, Weston, 509, 511–13

Lake, Joanna Butler, 349–51, 359, 360, 390, 391

Lake, William, 349–51, 359, 360, 390, 391

Lancaster, Aaron, 734

land. See also deeds of land

boundaries between meetings, 10, 695, 698, 702

purchased under ministerial encumbrances, 812

Landers, Deborah, 74, 362, 363, 365

Landers, Hasadiah, 199

Landers, Richard (of Sandwich), 62

Landers, Sarah, 132

Lankastor. See Lancaster

Lapham, Bathsheba, 418, 419

Lapham, Benjamin, 426

Lapham, Elizabeth, 574, 575

Lapham, Elizabeth (daughter of John Lapham), 252, 253

Lapham, Frances, 412, 413

Lapham, John

abuse of Native American, appointed to investigate, 50, 51

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 110, 114, 115, 140, 146, 154, 155, 156, 157, 163, 171, 173, 175, 230, 264, 268, 270, 271, 272, 273, 275, 277, 281, 282, 284, 285, 286, 306, 380, 384, 390, 496

burying ground, oversight of, 272–73

certificate of removal requested for move to Providence, 528, 529

certificates of removal drawn up by, 123, 124, 283

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 83, 118, 120, 124, 132, 147, 149, 159, 165, 166, 168, 177, 184, 190, 205, 209, 211, 214, 222, 230, 231, 234, 237, 239, 252, 256, 257, 263, 291, 304

disorderly speech/behavior, inquiries into, 54–55, 175

disputes, arbitration of, 53, 55, 60, 80

disputes, involvement in, 129, 130

doctor of Deborah Landars paid by, 74

honey stolen from hive, inquiry into, 151–52, 153

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 42, 109, 111, 170, 171, 174, 194, 218, 223, 226, 240, 241, 242, 258, 268, 286, 299, 301, 302, 357, 366, 386–87

marriages, solemnizations of, 111, 113, 195, 196, 227, 228, 241, 248, 249, 269, 276, 277, 285, 286, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 358, 366, 369, 375, 385, 386, 387, 388

marriages of children of, 100, 252

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 66–67, 115

meeting house, construction of, 41

meeting house, keeping of, 103, 227, 247, 290, 376–77

meetings held at house of, 41

orderly coming into meeting, as overseer of, 78

payment made to, 377

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 44, 124, 128, 145, 146, 166, 263, 273, 281, 282, 283, 407

quarterly meetings, reports to, 124, 155, 282, 283, 407

reporting matters regarding Friends, admonishment regarding, 177

second marriages, assisting with settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 284

Smithfield Monthly Meeting, moving to, 12–13

as solemnizer of marriage, 93

as visitor, 50, 64, 261, 269

wrestling and running of children, efforts to control, 135

Lapham, John, Jr.

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 108, 109

certificate of removal to Smithfield, requesting, 337–38

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 117

deed for meeting house and land, obtaining, 63

disownments signed by, 68, 83

disputes, arbitration of, 27, 52, 76

fencing of burying ground, payment for, 96

impressment of, 107

inspector/visitor, appointment as, 103

marriage of, 43, 266–67

marriage out of unity, counseling members considering, 96

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 53, 56, 77

marriages, solemnization of, 110

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 96

Isaac Vinson, charitable contribution to, 69

Lapham, Joshua, 469–71, 522, 523

Lapham, Marcy/Mary

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 120, 132, 165, 166, 168, 177, 190, 205, 209, 211, 214, 231, 257, 263, 291, 316

marriage of, 7n9, 100, 101–5, 108

Lapham, Mary, Jr. (née Russell), 43, 117, 190, 211

Lapham, Nicholas [1]

appearance at monthly meeting, 321, 326

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 166, 177, 190, 252, 316

debt, condemnation for refusal to pay, 444, 445, 447, 449, 452–54

disputes, involvement in, 129, 130, 444, 445, 447, 449, 452

impressment into Queen Ann’s War, 24–25, 136–37

marriage, requesting certificate of clearness for, 270, 272

marriage out of unity, repentance for, 601, 602

marriages, inquiring into clearness for, 311, 312

marriages, solemnization of, 298

wrestling and running of children, efforts to control, 135

Lapham, Rebekah, 250, 251

Lapham, Ruth, 383, 385, 386

Lapham, Solomon, 593

Lapham, Thomas, 297–99, 319

Lapham family, 8

Latham, Mary, 234

Laton, George, 242

Laton, John, 242, 243

Laton, Mary, 168, 190, 234, 237, 257, 263

law. See legal matters

Lawry (Sawdy?), Samuel, 442

Lawton, Abraham, 432

Lawton, George (son of John), 592–93

Lawton, John

marriage to Rebecca Allen, 464–66

marriages out of unity of children of, 457, 460, 592, 629

military payments made by, 450, 451, 571, 572, 573

Lawton, Juner, 168

Lawton, Leah, later Brownell, 368–69

Lawton, Mary, 177, 205, 209, 214, 257, 263. See also Layton [Lawton?], Mary

Lawton, Mary (daughter of John), 457, 460

Lawton, Rebecca (daughter of John), 457, 460

Lawton, Ruth, 204–5

Lawton, Sarah, 432, 433

Layton [Lawton?], Mary

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 132

Leach, Thomas, 316

Leddra, William, 7

legal matters

advice of monthly meeting on, query to quarterly meeting regarding, 190

bond put into attorney’s hand by Timothy Ricketson, 456

between Friends, 65–67, 210–11

giving evidence under oath in, 71

jury service, Quaker repudiation of oath taking and, 26, 47

Justice of the Peace, marriage before, 195, 823

prosecution of Jedidiah Allen by Daniel Gifford for striking Daniel’s son Samuel, 816, 817, 819, 822

standing committee to advise on, 668–69, 773

Leicester meeting house, construction of, 394

lending of money to meeting, 65, 71, 227, 333, 335, 338

Letter from a Friend to Some of His Intimate Friends on the Subject of Paying Taxes (Davis, 1776), 36

letters of marque. See privateers

Lewis, Mary, of Pennsylvania, 299

Lewis, Nathaniel, of Pennsylvania, 482

Lewis, Robert, of Pennsylvania, 482

Lewis, Susanna, 296–98

light, in Quaker thought, 3, 4, 17

Lightfoot, Susanna (Hudson) Hatton, 14, 615n31

liquor. See alcoholic drinks

Little, Barker

certificate of removal presented by, 783

Little Compton, 195n26, 526

“little meeting house,” proposal to enlarge, 689, 691, 692, 693, 703, 704

livestock. See also horses

Christmas, shooting birds at, 809

goats sold and then looted, 370, 378–80

taken for failure to pay minister’s tax, 261–62

taken for failure to take military training, 174, 590

trespassing of Benjamin Howland, saddler’s animals on Benjamin Smith’s property, 799–800, 802

locks

drawer lock, purchase of, 654, 662

meeting house door lock, 130

London. See England

Long Island, New York, 462, 467, 626, 771, 776, 824

Long Plain meeting house, Acushnet, 615. See also Acushnet Meeting

Look, Samuel, 555

Lopoulos, Anne, xiv

lotteries, 590

Lowry, Ann Gidley, 8

lumber. See timber

Lund, Judith N., xvii

Luther, Martha, 406–7

Macumber, Abiel, 560, 561, 607, 821

Macumber, Abigail Allen, 29, 643

Macumber, Caleb, 738–40, 768

Macumber, Elizabeth (wife of Zebedee), 686

Macumber, James (son of William Jr.), 590

Macumber, John

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 568, 572, 575, 580, 581, 583, 585, 588

certificate of removal requested by, 570, 571

marriage of, 440–42

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 579

marriages, solemnizations of, 580

as visitor, 573

Macumber, Joseph, 643

Macumber, Rachel, 751

Macumber, Samuel, Jr., 741, 744, 749

Macumber, Thomas, 69–71, 76, 80–82

Macumber, William, 59, 60, 68, 609, 618, 638

Macumber, William, Jr., 65, 71, 465, 466, 568, 570, 590

Macumber, Zebedee, 686

magical arts, concerns about, 418

majority rule, 15–16

Mamaroneck, New York, 418

manumission of slaves. See slavery, manumission, and abolition

Marcovici, Andrea, xii, xvi-xvii, 36

maritime matters

boat at Nantucket, management of, 85, 91

sea, Friends going to, 57, 792

seafaring man, certificate for, 392

Marland family, xvii

marque, letters of. See privateers

marriage, xi, 19. See also kin, marriages between, and under specific persons

allowing to take place in one’s house, 24, 788, 790, 792–96, 799, 801, 803–5, 808, 810, 813

appearance in person at meeting to declare intentions, 275

brother testifying to parental consent for marriage of sister, 170

certificates of clearance from other meetings, 64

disorderly marriage, allowance of, 499, 500

hurried attempts at, 560–61

before Justice of the Peace, 195, 823

legality of Quaker marriages, 195n26

on meeting days, 194, 369, 385

out of meeting (“out of unity”), 18, 19, 23–24, 29, 32, 121, 417, 443, 599, 788, 790

overly fancy apparel worn for, 486, 810

parental consent for, 19, 23–24, 54, 76, 121, 197, 306, 549, 616, 620, 626, 628, 730, 806

plainness, refusal of permission to present marriage intentions to meeting due to violations of, 26

presentation of intentions/inspections/consent of meeting, 19

records of, 19

refusal of woman to live with husband, disownment for, 29

removing hat or standing uncovered during consideration of marriage intentions, 194

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 284, 323, 324, 337, 381–82, 485, 499, 539, 575–76, 588, 603, 668, 669, 718, 761

sister of former wife, condemnation for marrying, 500

of slaves owned by Quakers, 237

solemnizations/consummations, 78, 93, 95, 105, 111

Peace Wood on Quaker marriage certificates, 494

young people marrying in apparel not as orderly as it should be, 486

Maryland West river, certificate approved by meeting at, 241

Massachusetts Bay Colony

Congregationalism, establishment of, 29–30

jury service, Quakers applying for relief regarding, 47

south coast borderland, as refuge area, xi

treatment of/laws against Quakers in, xi, 6, 7

Mather, Cotton, 122

Maxfield, Edmond, 687, 689, 690, 696, 697, 700, 703

Maxfield, Elizabeth, 735, 737, 738

Maxfield, Timothy, 25, 136

McKeon, Christopher, xvii

medical issues. See health and illness

Meeting for Sufferings, 37

meeting house, in Dartmouth. See Apponegansett Meeting House

Meeting House River, 487

meeting houses, construction of

at Acoaxet, 176, 177, 178, 183, 187, 188, 196, 654, 656, 659

at Acushnet, 265, 275, 276, 277, 281, 289, 290, 305

at Bedford, 804, 814

at Boston, 71, 79, 105, 110, 162, 602, 604

at Dover, 154, 155

at Kingstown, 118, 535, 536

at Leicester, 394

little meeting house, proposal to enlarge, 689, 691, 692, 693, 703, 704

at Newtown, 543–47, 554, 578, 581

at Providence, RI, 15, 48, 581, 582, 583, 585, 587–88, 592, 596, 599, 601, 608, 610, 613, 614

at Richmond, 546, 547

at Rochester, 141, 147, 188

at Salem, 15, 62, 64, 65, 171, 172, 213, 215

at South Kingston, 825

at Swansey, 462, 465, 466, 478

at Taunton, 443, 446

at Tiverton, 371

at Warwick, 538, 541, 544, 546

at Westerly, 443, 446, 483, 485

meetings, in Dartmouth. See Acoaxet Meeting; Acushnet Meeting; Allen’s Neck; Bedford; Dartmouth Monthly Meeting; Newtown Meeting; Noquochoke River meeting

meetings out of unity

separate meetings, disowned members setting up, 18, 36

Mendall [Mendol], John, 131

Mendenhall/Mendinghall, Lydia, 501

Mendon, 310

Men’s Meeting, 12

certificates of removal issued by, 13

Merihew, David, 614, 615

Merihew, Grizel. See Shearman, Grizel Merihew

Merihew, Hope, 117, 120, 132, 214, 263

Merihew, Isaiah, 513, 532

Merihew, Jane, later Wing (wife of Barnabas), 743, 744, 746, 754

Merihew, John, 576, 577, 578, 580, 586, 615

Merihew, Jonathan, 287

Merihew, Joseph, 353, 354, 544, 545, 608

Merihew, Josiah

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 196, 198, 201, 243, 247, 266, 281

certificates of removal, drawing up, 417

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 117, 120, 124, 132, 135, 159, 165, 166, 177, 184, 192, 205, 211, 214, 222, 252, 263

convincement of Samuel Chase and, 505

disputes, adjudicating, 217, 256

disputes, involvement in, 51, 52, 55, 56, 287

honey stolen from hive, inquiries into, 152, 153

impressment of, 133

land given for new meeting house by, 544

marriage out of unity of daughter of, 343

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 174, 181, 187, 223, 260, 266, 276, 287, 439, 471, 479, 480

marriages, solemnizations of, 242, 243, 259, 260, 266, 267, 288, 472

meetings held at house of, 462, 467, 473, 477, 480, 481, 487, 491, 495, 500, 506

new meeting house near home of, building of, 543–45

Merihew, Marcy/Mary, 92, 93

Merihew, Mary, later Kirby, 343

Merihew, Preserved, 275–76

Merihew, Rachel, 813, 816, 817, 818–19, 824

Merihew, Sarah (alias of Sarah Taber), 275–76

Merihew, Stephen, 790, 792

Meyhew, John (constable of Chilmark), 261

Mifflin, Warner, 14

military issues. See also guns; maritime matters; privateers; specific conflicts, and under specific persons

accounts of suffering of Friends due to, collection of, 567, 568–70, 607–8

Jedidiah Allen’s repentance for wounding man in quarrel, 564

cheese taken from William Wood, for not allowing his sons to take military training, 174

disownment for involvement with, 23

enlistment of Friends, 577, 597, 678, 692, 694, 695, 701 (See also under American Revolution)

Friends not keeping testimony against or propagating, 441, 443, 444, 573

impressments, 24–25, 42n2, 103–7, 133, 136–38, 448, 482, 567, 569–70, 577, 593

imprisonment for refusal of military service/training, 24–25, 35, 137, 456, 482, 484, 499

Nicholas Lapham on efforts to enforce service/training, 24–25

negotiations with authorities regarding, xi, 42, 570, 571, 576, 577, 583–84, 596, 597, 599

pacifism of Quakers and, 3, 24–25, 35, 106–7

payment of money toward, 25, 35–36, 131, 439, 442, 444, 450, 564, 568, 571, 577, 578, 581, 584, 587, 593, 601

prize goods, 34–35

quarterly meeting accounts of suffering due to, 360, 499, 607–8

repentance for going into training for, 462

steer taken from Robert Tripp, for failure to take military training, 175

substitutes/fines in lieu of service, 35–36, 567, 571, 601

suffering of Nicholas Davis for refusal of sons to take part in military training, 360

visitors dealing with, 563

war supplies, provision of, 34

yearly meeting letters on, 131

Milk, David, 460

Milk, Rebecca Lawton, 457, 460

Mill River, 437, 439

Mills, James (of Sandwich), 54

minister of town, Nathaniel Howland named as, 30

ministers, Congregational, tax to support, 29–30, 93, 95, 96–102, 186, 261–62, 264, 268

ministers, Quaker, 11–12, 739, 756, 793

minutes. See records

Mishaum/Mishoam/Meshoam, 478, 619

Mitchel, James, 506, 798

Mitchel, Rhodey/Roda (wife of James), 798

money. See financial matters

monthly collection. See collection

months of year, names for, 41n1

Moot, Adam, 304

More, Mary, 547

Morrison/Morris, Michael (transient), physical abuse of, 807, 808–9, 812, 813, 815

Mosher, Barnabas

certificates of removal drawn up by, 614, 624, 779, 780

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 633

convincements, involvement in, 628

deed of land for new meeting house on Josiah Merihew’s land, 544

disaffection of Archipas Hart, inquiring into, 629

disputes, arbitration of, 662, 812, 830

little meeting house, enlargement of, 692

marriage of, 439, 440

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 583, 628, 635, 697

marriages, solemnizations of, 584, 603, 637, 700, 703

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 788, 830

meeting house, repair of, 821, 829

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 633

new meeting house, construction of, 779

Newtown, building of new meeting house at, 547

striking of Abigail Blackmer by Benjamin Chase, inquiring into, 775

Mosher, Daniel, 193

Mosher, Ebenezer

convincement of, 628, 629, 633

marriage of, 635, 637, 638

Mosher, Elihu, 35, 761, 762, 767

Mosher, Elizabeth (daughter of Joseph), 375, 381

Mosher, Elizabeth (wife of Lemuel), 819

Mosher, George, 427

Mosher, Hannah

condemnation of, 426, 427

Mosher, Hannah (wife of William), 669

Mosher, Joanna

certificate of removal presented by, 773

Mosher, Joanna Mott. See Mott, Joanna, later Mosher

Mosher, John

Acoaxet, appearing for, 467, 484, 547, 550, 557, 559, 563, 568, 572, 577, 601, 603, 605, 609, 610, 616, 625, 642, 648, 669, 673, 679, 690

Acoaxet meeting house, enlargement of, 654

Acoaxet yearly meeting, oversight of, 689

certificates of removal, drawing up, 429, 462, 570

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 460, 461, 553, 562

imprisonment and release of, 399, 401

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 452, 456, 465, 560, 561

marriages, solemnizations of, 449, 453, 454, 466

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 623, 624, 625, 649

military matters, dealing with, 448, 567, 572

Noquochoke River, building of meeting house near, 606

Providence meeting house, subscription for, 608

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 455, 465, 564, 574, 578, 592, 605, 617

taxes, dealing with Friend’s refusal to pay, 667

as visitor, 425, 432, 451, 465, 484, 563, 573

Mosher, Joseph [1]

certificate of removal for, 671–72, 750

convincement of Samuel Chase and, 505

imprisoned Quakers, inquiries into, 484

marriage of, 193, 198

marriage out of unity of daughter of, 375, 381

marriage to Joanna Mott, 516–18

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 459, 475

marriages, solemnizations of, 460, 477, 731, 733

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 544

Mosher, Joseph [2], Jr., 599

Mosher, Joseph [3], 667, 669, 670

Mosher, Judith/Judah, 408, 409

Mosher, Lemuel

convincement of, 817, 819

denial of wife Elizabeth for marrying out of unity, 819

marriage to Ruth Gifford, 774, 775, 777

Mosher, Margaret, 470–72

Mosher, Mary, 588–90

Mosher, Mehetabel, 789, 793

Mosher, Meribah, 670

Mosher, Nathaniel, 456–57, 583, 584

Mosher, Nicholas, 193

Mosher, Obadiah, 546–47

Mosher, Paul, 696, 698, 702–3

Mosher, Priscilla, 523–25

Mosher, Robert, 399, 401, 432, 433, 471, 479, 501, 525, 540

Mosher, William

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 709, 774, 775, 805, 807, 822, 829

Bedford, proposal to build meeting house at, 804, 814

books, subscription for, 745, 747, 773

burying ground at Newtown, oversight of, 599

certificates of removal drawn up by, 813

convincements, involvement in, 674

disputes, arbitration of, 795

drunkenness, dealing with, 805

estate of Rachel Soule, settlement of, 733

imprisonment for refusal of military service, 499

lawsuits, standing committee to advise on, 773

marriage out of unity, repentance for, 536

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 703, 755, 818

marriages, solemnizations of, 622, 700, 703, 705, 707, 737, 738, 756, 758, 759, 822

meetings, oversight of behavior in, 669, 776, 777, 826

as overseer, 763, 770, 796, 823

poor, oversight of accounts of, 828

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 717, 718, 743, 744, 760, 764, 771, 797, 805, 818

Mott, Adam [1]

Acushnet meeting house and, 277

appearance at monthly meeting, 288–90, 294, 297–303, 306, 307, 309, 310, 312–17, 319, 321, 324, 330, 337, 338, 339, 340, 342, 344, 345, 346, 348, 352, 354, 355, 358, 360, 363, 365, 366, 367, 368, 377, 379, 386, 392, 393, 399, 404, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 417, 419, 424, 425, 426, 428, 429, 432, 435, 438, 439, 445, 457, 488, 505, 508, 515, 522, 526, 533, 536, 538, 547, 550, 563

certificate of removal for religious travel by, 548, 551, 556, 568, 597, 598

certificates of clearness for marriage drawn up by, 283

certificates of removal, drawing up, 437, 439, 576, 580

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 132, 252, 282, 283, 291, 316, 569

conformity for purposes of marriage, advising Friend on, 414

conversation of Seth Allen, inquiring into, 591

convincements, involvement in, 500, 512, 604

deed of meeting house and, 285

disorderly speech/behavior, dealing with, 16, 435

disputes, adjudicating, 286

disputes, involvement in, 460–64

illegitimate child, inquiries into, 511

marriage of, 198–99, 200

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 270, 272, 273, 296, 297, 299, 309, 311, 312, 317, 353, 364, 365, 385, 386, 407, 410, 450, 453, 471, 485, 495, 497, 507, 515

marriages, solemnizations of, 277, 298, 299, 300, 303, 309, 310, 318, 319, 320, 339, 340, 350, 355, 365, 386, 392, 396, 397, 407, 408, 409, 414, 439, 472, 496, 508, 511, 516, 539, 595

marriages out of unity, inquiries as to, 393, 420, 439, 441, 482, 566

meeting house, keeping of, 297, 302, 304

meetings at house of, 454, 481, 487, 491

minutes, obtaining new book for recording of, 302, 322

minutes, review of, 297, 531

oath, inquiries into Friend taking, 416

payment made to, 284

Providence meeting house, subscription for, 599

purging monthly meetings of non-Friends, 290

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 274, 292, 293, 300, 302, 313, 317, 320, 321, 327, 328, 338, 340, 347, 348, 349, 361, 363, 364, 365, 370, 371, 393, 412, 413, 415, 417–18, 419, 422, 432, 435, 440, 468–69, 470, 474, 478, 485, 487, 488, 489, 496, 501, 507, 514, 521, 530, 541, 557, 559, 567, 568, 595, 601

quarterly meetings, reports to, 293, 300, 302, 313, 317, 320, 321, 327, 328, 338, 340, 348, 349, 361, 363, 364, 365, 370, 371, 393, 412, 413, 415, 417–18, 419, 422, 432, 435, 440, 469, 474, 478, 487, 488, 489, 496, 501, 507, 514, 521, 530, 541, 557, 559, 567, 568, 595, 601

Rochester meeting, inquiries into non-attendance of, 349

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 337

treasurer, activities as, 302, 303, 304, 306, 307, 308, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 327, 328, 331, 332, 333, 340, 345, 348, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 377, 381, 384, 400, 404, 410, 411, 413, 416, 419, 425, 426, 428, 446, 451, 452

treasurer, appointment as, 294

treasurer, replaced by Abraham Tucker as, 446, 451

as visitor, 276, 285, 293, 302, 326, 348, 362, 414, 425, 474, 487, 495, 503, 521, 532, 543, 563, 573, 587, 606, 618

Mott, Adam [2], Jr., 633, 634, 637

Mott, Apphia Hathaway

as clerk, 708

marriage to Adam Mott, 198–99, 200

Mott, Jacob

certificate of removal for, 60

certificates of marriageability signed by, 59, 94

disputes, arbitration of, 27, 52–53

drunkenness and disorderly behavior of, denial for, 657, 821–26, 828

inspector, appointment as, 50

marriage to Anne West, 479–81

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 42

meeting house, construction of, 41

Providence, RI, construction of meeting house at, 48

quarterly meeting, chosen to attend, 45, 46–47, 48, 49

yearly meeting, chosen to attend, 47, 49

Mott, Jacob, Jr., 94, 790

Mott, Joanna, later Mosher

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 165, 166, 168

marriage to Joseph Mosher, 516–18

Mott, Pernel (later Sawdy, later Thurston)

certificate of removal for, 778

marriage to Edward Thurston, Jr., 579–81

marriage to Samuel Sawdy, 442, 443

Mott, Ruth, 456, 457

Mott, Samuel, 12, 68, 73, 74, 75, 91, 112

Mott, Stephen, 33

moving. See travel and removal

Mufflin. See Mifflin

Mumford, William, 162

music and dancing

disownment for indulging in, 23

fiddling and dancing, condemnation of, 23, 423, 696, 698, 704

quahogs, party of young Friends indulging in entertainment and frolicking under pretense of roasting and eating, 107

nakedness, Quaker use of, 5

Nantucket

disorderly behavior at, 161

management of boat at, 85, 91

movements and relations between Dartmouth Meeting and, 243, 244, 433, 508, 612, 617, 635, 637, 657, 667, 697, 699, 710, 711, 719, 720, 723, 733, 738, 739, 757, 786, 795, 800

payments of/assistance with Friends’ passages to, 102, 143, 144, 161, 506

yearly meeting in, 752

Native Americans, Quaker interaction with, 30–32, 50, 51, 257, 304, 472, 603–4

Nayler, James, 5–6

New Bedford. See Bedford

New England, Quakers in, xi, 6–7, 10–11

New England Judged (Bishop), 7

New England Yearly Meeting, 11, 13, 20, 32, 35–36, 37, 295n1

New England Yearly Meeting Obadiah Brown Benevolent Fund, xvii

New Garden, Pennsylvania, 430

New Jersey/the Jersies, 500, 548, 592, 614, 668, 688, 793, 798, 827

New Society of Friends, 36

New Swanzey, meeting at, 656–57, 672, 691

New York, Friends traveling to and from, 734. See also specific locations

New York Yearly Meeting

Flushing Yearly Meeting, described as, 626n32 (See also Flushing Yearly Meeting)

Newberry [Newbury], Walter, 121–22, 162, 186

Newgarden, North Carolina, 724, 725

Newport, Rhode Island, 8, 10, 12, 31, 36

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 56, 58, 94, 100, 104, 112, 203, 379, 437, 464, 507, 511, 548, 610n29, 648, 664, 683, 745n8, 798, 818, 825

Newson, Isaac, 47

Newtown, Long Island, New York, 776, 777

Newtown Meeting

building of new meeting house at (near home of Josiah Merihew), 543–47, 554, 577–78, 581

burying ground, oversight of, 599

continuation of weekday meetings at, 559

meeting schedule for, 556

public reading of papers at, 780

visitors/overseers for, 670

Nichols, Jonathan, 535, 536, 537, 538, 555

Nikson [Nixon], Zachariah, of North Carolina, 348

Nine Partners, New York, 13

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 446, 488, 518, 532, 547, 570, 576, 578, 579, 589–91, 594, 642, 644, 688, 691, 694, 725, 734, 743, 750, 773, 774, 798

Nixon [Nikson], Zachariah, of North Carolina, 348

non-attendance at meetings. See also under Rochester Meeting

by Acoaxet Meeting representatives, 502, 525, 532, 533, 543, 555, 587, 588, 605, 621, 634, 635, 636, 655, 662, 663, 664, 672, 688

by individual members, 17, 635, 638, 661, 695, 701, 733–38, 761, 794–96, 803, 805, 821, 825 (See also specific persons or meetings)

Sippican Meeting’s non-attendance at monthly meetings, 60

non-Quaker attendance at Quaker meetings, 605

non-Quaker church services, Quaker attendance at, 4, 30. See also meetings out of unity

non-Quaker world, interaction with, xi, 29–33, 605

Noquochoke River, as boundary between Apponegansett and Acoaxet meeting houses, 698

Noquochoke River meeting

building of meeting house for, 606, 607

John Cornell, meetings held at home of, 586, 591, 595, 607

deed for land for, 607

selection of site for, 607

North Carolina, visitors from, 348, 610, 662, 724

North Kingston, 395

Norwich, England, 793–94

notes of hand, decision on acceptability of sale of, 800, 802–3

Nottingham, Pennsylvania, 771

Nova Scotia

Friends taking up land in, 601, 602

Jedidiah Wood selling two Native American children into, 32, 602, 603–4

oaths, profane. See swearing and bad language

oaths and oath taking

constable, taking oath to serve as, 144, 149, 150, 151

evidence, in course of giving, 71, 150, 151, 154–56, 160, 161

jury service and, 26, 47

loyalty oaths required of elected officers, 26, 35, 47

Quaker repudiation of/condemnations for taking, 3, 26, 151, 369–70, 416, 424, 767

taken out of ignorance, 426

test oaths administered to Quakers, 8

Oblong, New York

Dartmouth Friends visiting/removing to, 416, 422, 439, 445, 467, 497, 509, 514, 532, 547, 615, 621, 634, 644, 650, 667, 682, 683, 684, 711, 714, 758

defined and described, 416n9

disorderly behavior at, sharing reports of, 615, 699–700

Meeting House, 416n9

Monthly Meeting at, 13, 18, 699–700, 793

visitors to Dartmouth from, 442–43, 467, 614, 793

openings (revelations), 3–4

overseers. See visitors/inspectors/overseers

overseers of the poor. See poor, oversight of

oversight of behavior and attendance at meetings

at Acoaxet Meeting, 604, 614, 633, 689

at Allen’s Neck Meeting, 702, 718, 725, 731, 748, 758, 764, 779, 788, 802, 816

children/youth, disorderly behavior of, 27, 133–35, 151–55, 171–72, 174, 329

at Dartmouth Monthly Meeting, 78, 140, 346, 492, 594, 604, 614, 633, 669, 670, 672, 689, 723, 724–25, 740, 776, 777, 799

at Smith’s Neck Meeting, 742, 759, 764, 779, 788

staying out of doors after meeting commences, 777

at yearly meetings, 669, 670, 689, 691, 710, 742, 743, 757, 758, 778, 800, 826, 828

Owen, Griffin, 186

Owen, Josiah, 301

Oxley, John, 143

Oxley, Joseph, 793–94

Pabody. See Peabody

pacifism. See also military issues; taxes; specific conflicts

pacifism of Quakers, 3, 24–25, 35, 106–7

Page, William, 234

Pain, Benjamin, 301

Palmer, Hester Taber, 282, 283, 284–85

Palmer, William, 282

paper, purchase of quire of, 654, 662, 784

parental consent for marriage, 19, 23–24, 54, 76, 121, 197, 306, 549, 616, 620, 626, 628, 730, 806

Park, John, of Grotton, 435–36, 437, 438

Park, Sarah Gifford, 435, 437, 438, 451, 461

Pascamanst River, 543

“passing meeting,” 19

Patridg, Richard, 286

Peabody, Daniel, 691, 694

Peabody, Martha

fornication, repentance for, 775, 776, 777–78

Peckham, Hannah, 485

Peckham, John, 27, 52, 53

Peckham, Rebecca, 485, 486, 487

Peckham, Sarah, 436

Peckham, Stephen, 393, 394

Peckham, Stephen, Jr., 436

Peckham, William, 485

“peculiar people,” Quaker self-definition as, 3, 4, 18

Pelletier, Tyler, xvii

Pemberton, John, 751, 752n9

Pembroke [Pembrook]

certificates of removal between Dartmouth and, 191, 438, 502, 783

funds sent to, 495, 568

meeting house at, 289

quarterly meeting at, 775

Pennsylvania. See also Philadelphia, and other specific locations

Friends visiting from/traveling or moving to, 118, 119, 186n23, 204, 299, 314, 426, 430, 482, 501, 514, 525, 528, 615, 706, 734, 771

Germantown Friends sending antislavery statement to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 31

gold received from Friend in Pennsylvania, injustice regarding, 466, 467, 468

periwigs. See wigs

Perrey, Samuel, 113

Perry, Edward, 60, 61–62

Perry, John, 353, 355

Perry, Rest (of Sandwich), 54, 62

Perryville, 709

Philadelphia

books sent by, 606

reprinting of Sewel’s History, 814

travelers to/visitors from, 751

yearly meeting in/letter from, 11, 14, 31, 32, 46, 418, 602, 606, 626, 648, 664, 688, 708, 737, 757, 798, 824

Philips, Alice, 817, 818, 822, 823

Philips, John, 599

Philips, Thomas, 818

Philips, Thomas, wife of, 818

plainness. See also hats; wigs

concept of, 25–26

fashionable dress, avoidance/wearing of, xi, 25–26, 223–29, 344, 533, 559, 683

marriages, problematic apparel worn at, 486, 810

plain language, Quaker use of, 4, 25

Plant, Katherine, xiv, xvii

Plymouth Colony, treatment of Quakers in, xi, 7–8

poor, oversight of. See also charitable activities; specific overseers of poor by name

accounts for doing for the poor, settlement of, 696, 697, 704, 712, 718, 726–27, 748, 773, 779, 818, 824, 828

appointment of overseers, 612, 613, 649, 658, 715, 748, 773, 796, 823, 824

indebtedness of meeting for, 825

inquiries into circumstances of specific poor, 27, 710, 711, 712

lameness and low circumstances, excused from presence at reading of repentance due to, 779

membership of poor Friend, meetings disagreeing about, 719, 720, 721, 722, 729, 730, 733, 734, 736, 745, 746, 747, 749

settlement of estates of poor Friends, 749, 750, 779, 781, 807

Pope, Ebenezer, 604

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 8, 91, 93, 330, 461, 569, 623, 684, 790

Potter, Aaron, 604, 605, 606

Potter, Bathsheba, 547–49

Potter, Benjamin, 798

Potter, Bridget (wife of Stephen), 694

Potter, Cornelius, 577, 579

Potter, Desire, 440–42

Potter, Dorothy, 309–12

Potter, Elizabeth, 489–91, 752

Potter, Elizabeth (wife of Benjamin), 798

Potter, John [1]

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 675, 700, 702, 704, 773

convincements, involvement in, 768

disorderly speech/behavior, inquiring into, 768, 812

disputes, arbitration of, 666, 764, 769

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, settlement of, 785

marriage of, 395–97

marriage out of unity of son of, 642, 647

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 658, 760, 761

marriages, solemnizations of, 660, 661, 696, 700, 703, 755, 756–57

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 699

meeting house, keeping of, 636

meeting house, repair of, 796

meetings, as overseer of behavior at, 614, 740, 757

minutes, review of, 785

non-attendance, inquiries into, 794

poor, as overseer of, 658, 715, 729, 773, 774, 779

rent, inquiring into Stephen Wilcox’s inability to pay, 613

running goods, inquiring into, 817

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 761

spoiled salt beef, inquiring into sale of, 686, 689

tavern run by Daniel Russell, dealing with, 731

trenching shovel and pail, payment for, 767, 773, 774

yearly meeting, as overseer at, 710

yearly meeting, oversight of, 689

Potter, John [3] (son of Aaron), and wife, 605, 606

Potter, Joseph (son of Nathaniel), 549, 550, 551

Potter, Lydia, 478, 644, 646, 777, 778

Potter, Margaret (wife of John [1]), 647

Potter, Mary

certificate of removal to visit friends, 604

marriages of, 238, 239, 668, 669, 671

Potter, Nathaniel

Acoaxet, appearing for, 479, 487, 488, 492, 505, 508, 515, 519, 522, 523, 526, 535, 536

Acoaxet meeting house, deed for, 513

certificates of removal drawn up by, 488, 509

deceased, 549

disorderly speech/behavior, dealing with, 491

disputes, arbitration of, 519

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 469, 478, 493, 512, 522, 526, 538–39

marriages, solemnizations of, 416, 433, 443, 467, 470, 497, 498, 514

marriages of children of, 238, 509

new meeting house near Josiah Merihew’s, building of, 543

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 468, 480, 487, 488, 501, 502, 507, 514, 523, 525, 543

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 539

Robert Tripp’s defrauding of Bristol Co. High Sheriff and, 432

as visitor, 411, 417, 487, 495, 503, 536

Potter, Stephen, 597, 694

Potter, Stoakes (son of Nathaniel), 310, 509, 511, 512, 514, 577, 578, 579

Potter, Thomas (son of John), 642, 644, 646, 647

Potter, Timothy, 444, 445, 449, 452, 454

Poughkeepsie, New York, 786

Powers, Benjamin, 352

praying unguardedly/public prayer, 16, 80–81

Prence, Thomas, 7

preparative meetings, 9

mentioned, 64–65, 75, 102, 108, 112, 128, 131, 141, 163–64, 182, 191, 194, 199, 200, 229, 244, 267, 275, 305, 348, 349, 455, 605, 635, 659, 688, 696, 827

Presbyterians and Presbyterianism, 46n5, 261, 262, 264

primendars?, disposal of, 151

primers by George Fox, acquiring and selling, 131, 134, 141, 435, 745–47, 760, 761, 762, 773

Prince, Margaret, 386–88

printed materials. See books and printed materials

prison and prisoners

American Revolution, Friends taken prisoner during, 35

disbursements for, 105, 399

Estes brothers and Daniel Zacharies on, 55–56

military service, refusal of, 24–25, 35, 137, 456, 482, 484, 499

ministerial tax, refusal to pay or collect, 29–30, 95n13, 96–102, 262

Robert and John Mosher and Joseph Brownell, imprisonment and release of, 399, 401

opposition to/persecution of Quakers, 5–7, 69n10

privateers

enlistment with, 693

prize goods, 34–35

prophecy, Friend pretending to, 803

Providence

meeting house, assistance with construction of, 15, 48, 581, 582, 583, 585, 587–88, 592, 596, 599, 601, 608, 610, 613, 614

public Friends, 11, 659, 704, 752

publishment of marriage outside of unity. See under marriage, and under specific people

Purchase, Westchester, New York, 734

Puritans, 3, 5, 7, 8, 41n1

Quakers and Quakerism, 3–37. See also Dartmouth Monthly Meeting

American Revolution and, 33–36

birthright membership, 15, 18 (See also birthright membership)

boundaries between meetings, 10, 695, 698, 702

daily life and practices of, in eighteenth century, 15–29 (See also specific customs, practices, and beliefs)

ministers and elders, 11–12 (See also elders; ministers, Quaker)

months of year, names for, 41n1

names and terms for, 3, 41, 82

in New England, xi, 6–7, 10–11

non-Quaker world, interaction with, xi, 29–33, 605

numbers and spread of, 5–6, 7, 11, 15, 19

opposition to/persecution of, 3, 5–8, 11 (See also sufferings)

organization of meetings, 9–11

origins and early practices of, 3–6

“peculiar people,” self-definition as, 3, 4, 18

public Friends, 11, 659, 704, 752

quietist period, 15

records, tradition of keeping, xiii, 10

reformation, in eighteenth century, 14–15

theological and doctrinal views, 17–19

wider Quaker world, connections in, 11–15

quarterly meetings, 10, 13

“accounts of things remarkable,” advising recording of, 606–7

Acoaxet, approval of separate monthly meeting for, 693, 695, 698–99, 702

at Acushnet, 615

Acushnet Meeting, establishment of, 98–99, 101

Acushnet Meeting, list of Friends and transgressors at, 636, 637, 639, 640

appeals to, 538, 541, 542, 543, 544, 596, 598, 672, 677, 788, 789, 794, 795, 796, 798, 806, 808, 826

book by John Burrel recommended to, 141

Book of Discipline, queries about, 774

cousin marriages, questions about, 501, 502

Nicholas Davis advising elders of Rochester regarding account of matters to be sent to, 375

on disorderly speech of specific members, 81, 101, 125

on disownment for plans to proceed with, versus accomplishment of, things contrary to order of Friends, 226–27

extracts from letters, printed edition of, 826

funds requested by/sent to, 197, 198, 228, 237–38, 295, 296, 315, 365, 613, 795

Job Howland/Lusanna Russell dispute referred to, 667

on issuing versus accepting condemnations, 283

legal suits, queried on whether advice of monthly meeting ought to be sought on, 190

letters from, 99, 131, 145, 148, 155, 158, 160, 162, 168, 173, 175, 180, 186, 188, 193, 195–96, 204, 207, 210, 216, 225, 228, 232, 234, 238, 240, 243, 244, 246, 249, 253, 262, 264, 266, 270, 272, 273, 275, 277, 282, 284, 292, 294, 296, 301, 303, 310, 314, 315, 330, 339, 340, 346, 348, 351, 365, 372, 380, 386, 394, 396, 411, 414–15, 417, 418, 423, 425, 427, 428, 431, 435, 437, 438, 440, 453, 456, 459, 462, 471, 474, 477, 481, 483, 486, 488, 490, 492, 496–97, 502, 505, 508, 511, 518, 522, 528, 530, 535, 537, 539, 544, 548, 552, 554, 556, 557, 561, 563, 568, 573, 581, 585, 590, 592, 597, 599, 602, 603, 605, 614, 618, 622, 626, 633, 637, 664, 702, 710, 713, 737, 740, 744, 749, 760, 772, 795, 798, 806, 814, 825, 829

marriage questions referred to, 121, 194–95, 399, 417

marriages out of unity, query about handling of, 788, 790

military affairs, accounts of suffering due to, 360, 499, 607–8

of ministers and elders, 739, 756

minutes, approval of, 182

Newtown meeting house, seeking funds for construction of, 577–78

oaths taken by holding up one’s hand, query about, 150

on public versus in-meeting reading of condemnations, 370–71

repairs/additions to meeting house, applying to quarterly meeting for help with, 449

reversal by yearly meeting of decision on Humphry Smith, 826

Salem meeting house, request for subscription for, 213

slavery question and, 31–32, 179, 183, 188–89, 237

William Soule, judgment against, 228

sufferings of Friends reported to, 195

visitors, on renewal of, 213

visitors, queries for, 555, 559, 564, 567, 587, 590, 592, 595, 598, 608, 613, 621, 625, 636

weather preventing attendance at, 317

wigs, declarations on, 208, 215, 228

Youth’s Meeting, approving, 72

Queen Anne’s War, impressment into, 24–25, 136–37

quietism, 15

quire of paper, purchase of, 654, 662, 784

Quitionet. See Acushnet Meeting

Randall, Rest Davis Summers, 207–9, 326–28, 367, 376

Randall, William, 367, 376

Ranters, 18n32, 37

rates. See taxes

Read, Deborah Smith, 256–58, 284–86

Read, Thomas, 257

Re[a]dwood, William, 790, 806, 821, 823

records

“accounts of things remarkable,” quarterly meeting advising recording of, 606–7

of births and deaths, 81, 413, 629

blank book for, obtaining, 302, 322, 653, 657

business meetings, Dartmouth Monthly Meeting records as minutes of, 15–16

of certificates of removal, 46

of deed for meeting house and land, 70

historical and genealogical value of, xi, xv

illustrations of pages from books of minutes, 40, 280, 632

keeping of, by Men’s Meeting, 62, 74, 85, 102, 105, 116, 117, 118, 211, 283–84, 297, 303, 322, 331, 374, 442, 449, 450, 451–52, 531, 549, 562, 585, 589, 599, 617, 638, 639, 653, 654, 696, 701, 714, 729, 762, 785, 809

of marriages, 19

paper, ink, and drawer lock, purchase of, 654, 662, 784

Quaker tradition of keeping, xiii, 10

survey of meeting house land, recording of, 186, 244

of worship meetings, 16–17

Reder. See Rider

reformation, Quaker, in eighteenth century, 14–15

religion. See theological, doctrinal, and religious matters

removal. See travel and removal

Rennal, Mary, of Pennsylvania, 299

resignation of membership, 30

Revolutionary War. See American Revolution

Rhode Island. See also specific locations

Dartmouth Quakers removing to, 13, 389

Quakerism in, 8

Rhode Island Monthly Meeting, xi

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 58–59, 94, 104, 110, 222, 240, 379, 450, 451, 455, 557, 560, 574, 576, 605, 611, 623, 693, 694, 742, 743, 761, 783, 792, 796, 822

Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting, 10

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 42, 53, 72, 75, 77, 96, 97, 110, 111, 618, 625, 626, 739, 764

Rhode Island Yearly Meeting, 10, 11

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 53, 66, 75, 262, 626, 664, 680, 708, 721, 798, 816, 820, 825–26

Richmand, John, 54–55

Richmond Meeting House, subscription toward, 546, 547

Ricketson, Abigail (wife of Jonathan), 256, 257, 448, 476

Ricketson, Abner, and wife, 549–52

Ricketson, Abraham, 788, 789, 792

Ricketson, Benjamin (son of Jonathan), 470, 473–76

Ricketson, Daniel

marriage to Rebecca Russell, 728, 730, 732

Ricketson, Dinah, 747, 749

Ricketson, Hannah, 731, 732, 733

Ricketson, Joanna, later Howland (widow of William), 464

Ricketson, John, 769, 830

Ricketson, John (son of Jonathan), 441, 444, 446, 447–48, 535, 536, 549, 550, 551

Ricketson, John, Jr., 645, 647, 648

Ricketson, Jonathan

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 525

condemnation of son of, 473, 476

marriage out of unity, disownment for, 95–96, 120, 121

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 497

marriages of children of, 320, 358, 448, 476

reconciliation and acknowledgment of marriage out of unity, 256–58

warring and fighting, propagation of, 445

Ricketson, Jonathan, Jr., 482, 483

Ricketson, Mary, 384–86

Ricketson, Meribah, 485–87

Ricketson, Phebe (wife of John), 769

Ricketson, Phebe Russell, 448

Ricketson, Rebecca, 52

Ricketson, Rebecca (daughter of John), 767, 769

Ricketson, Rebecca (daughter of Jonathan), 355, 357–58

Ricketson, Silvia/Suruiah. See Ricketson, Zerviah

Ricketson, Timothy (son of Jonathan)

bond put into attorney’s hand by, condemnation for, 456, 461, 462, 463, 470, 471, 472, 473

goats sold and then looted from, 379, 380

marriage of, 320, 321, 322

Nine Partners, removal to, 446, 448

Ricketson, William [1], 17–18, 91, 92, 93, 350–51, 391, 422–25, 464

Ricketson, William [2], Jr. (son of William [1]), 391–92, 578, 579

Ricketson, William [3]

marriage to Elizabeth Smith, 705, 706, 709

Ricketson, Zerviah (Suruiah, Silvia), 649, 651, 652, 753, 755, 757

Rider, Benjamin (son of William)

convincement of, 604, 605

Rider, Rachel, 633, 634, 637

Rider, William, 604

Ridington, Mary, 495, 496

rights of way, disputes over, 88–89

riot, condemnations for involvement in, 804, 805

Roach Jr. (Rotch?), Joseph, 699

Roan, John, 375, 377

Robinson, William, 7

Roch[e]. See Rotch

Rochester Meeting. See also specific members appearing for meeting

account sent to monthly meeting by, 376

called at monthly meeting, 82, 84, 97, 115, 121, 123, 125, 182

condemnations/disownments read at, 327

Nicholas Davis advising elders regarding account of matters to be sent to quarterly meeting, 375

deaths of members of, 177–78

location of meetings, 103–4, 108

love sent by, 203, 244

marriages, solemnization of, 171

meeting house and land, 141, 147, 188

non-attendance at monthly meetings, 9, 61, 67–69, 74–75, 79–81, 95, 97, 103, 104, 108, 109, 112, 121, 123–25, 127, 128, 133, 134, 136, 139–42, 146, 150–53, 155, 156, 160–63, 169, 172–75, 178, 179, 181, 182, 184, 185, 187, 190, 192, 193, 195, 198, 199, 206, 210, 212, 215, 224, 226, 230, 232, 233, 237, 242, 243, 247, 249, 250, 253, 255, 271, 274, 276, 281, 282, 286, 294, 299–303, 313, 314, 320, 324, 328, 329, 330, 333, 340, 348, 349, 360, 362, 364, 367, 370, 371, 372, 374, 379, 386, 393, 394, 395, 397, 404, 405, 408, 409, 410

non-attendance at preparative meetings, 102

number of Quaker households in Rochester town recordss, 19

preparative meetings, 75, 102, 108, 112, 128, 141, 146, 163–64, 191, 199, 244, 267, 349

quarterly meeting at, 585

reconciliation papers submitted from, 377–78

suffering of Friends at, 189, 195, 202, 230, 302

visitors/inspectors/overseers of, 79–80, 81, 98, 99, 102, 108, 124–25, 129, 142, 159, 183, 195, 230, 247, 251, 305–6, 313, 323–24, 326, 347, 348, 349, 363, 367, 369, 379, 382, 384, 390, 398, 400

worship meeting, establishment of, 112, 114, 115

yearly meeting minutes copied out for, 148, 149, 150, 151

Rodman, Thomas, 94

Rodman, Thomas, Jr., 113

Ropes, Seth, 177

Rose, John, 315, 316, 318

Rose, Sarah Clifton, 235, 237, 273, 274, 315–18

Ross, Thomas, 706

Rotch, Francis (son of Joseph), 733, 820, 823, 825

Rotch, Joseph

certificate of clearness for marriage requested by, 742

certificate of removal presented by, 723, 739

disputes, involvement in, 793, 794, 820, 823, 825

as whaling merchant, 723n5

Rotch, Joseph, Jr., 767, 768, 798, 812, 815, 820, 823, 825

Rubicam, Milton, xiii

“rude house,” rumors of member keeping, 50

running and wrestling of children/servants, efforts to control, 27, 133–35

running goods. See smuggling

Russell, Abigail, 302, 303

Russell, Abigail (daughter of James Russell), 311, 312, 313

Russell, Abner, 17, 807, 808, 811–13, 815, 830

Russell, Abraham [1]

marriage of, 287, 288

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 534, 541, 576

marriages, solemnizations of, 542, 577

New Swanzey meeting, oversight of, 691

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 525, 534, 553, 574

as visitor, 585, 596

Russell, Almy, 608

Russell, Ann/Anne/Anna, 652–53

Russell, Barnabas (son of Joseph)

certificate of removal for travel to London, 768

certificate of removal from London meeting presented by, 780

marriage to Ann[a] Howland, 804, 806, 808, 810

oath taken by, 767

riot, condemnation for involvement in, 804, 805

Russell, Benjamin [1]

marriage of, 218, 219, 220

marriages of children of, 391, 464, 600, 627

oath to serve as constable taken by, 144, 149, 150, 151

Russell, Benjamin [2] (son of Jonathan), 385, 386

Russell, Benjamin [3] (son of John), 532, 533, 534

Russell, Benjamin [4], Jr. (son of Benjamin), 600–602

Russell, Benjamin [5] (son of John Russell 2), carpenter, 557–58, 578, 579

Russell, Benjamin [6], the Fourth, 745, 747

Russell, Caleb

Acushnet Friends and transgressors, preparation of list of, 637, 639

Allen’s Neck, building of meeting house for, 801

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 516, 529, 541, 568, 569, 572, 574, 578, 580, 581, 583, 584, 588, 590, 591, 593, 598, 601, 604, 605, 608, 609, 633, 638, 646, 648, 653, 655, 660, 665, 673, 674, 686, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 696, 698, 699, 718, 721, 733, 744, 746, 751, 752, 753, 757, 758, 761, 770, 796, 798, 799, 813, 815, 823, 824

assisting Women’s Meeting with Deborah Wilbur case, 818

book sales/subscriptions, 745, 747, 773

certificate of clearness for marriage requested by, 508, 509

certificates of removal drawn up by, 680, 736, 742

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 664, 665

convincements, involvement in, 589, 800

Samuel Craw’s lameness and death, settlement of estate and payment of doctor’s bill for, 621, 622, 623

delay in reading paper of contrition, inquiring into, 771

disputes, arbitration of, 795, 816

disputes, involvement in, 773

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, settlement of, 781, 785, 794

failure to read acknowledgment paper, inquiries into, 769, 771

fornication, inquiries into, 712, 769

marriage of, 346, 347

marriage of children of Jabez Barker Jr. in his house, inquiries into, 804

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 502, 534, 536, 541, 617, 636, 649, 671, 689, 705, 732, 753, 755, 761, 767

marriages, solemnizations of, 528, 531, 535, 536, 542, 577, 616, 618, 651, 657, 673, 706–7, 732, 733, 746, 755, 756, 808, 813

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 641, 790, 807

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 633, 757, 777

military affairs, inquiries into Friends involved in, 576

minutes, obtaining book to record, 653, 657

minutes, review of, 729

new meeting house, construction of, 779

new meeting house near Josiah Merihew’s, building of, 543

Noquochoke River, building of meeting house near, 606

poor, as overseer of, 748, 777, 796, 823

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 539, 548, 567, 568, 570, 571, 592, 595, 598, 601, 613, 617, 621, 636, 646, 672, 673, 677, 688, 693, 699, 706, 710, 712, 720, 726, 731, 735, 739, 752, 760, 771, 788, 805, 818

removal without certificate, inquiries into, 674

repair of meeting house, 806, 808

scandalous report about John Wing and wife, inquiries into, 532–33

Sewel’s History, subscription for, 814, 821, 823

slaves owned by Quakers, inquiring into, 820

tavern run by Daniel Russell, dealing with, 732

as visitor/overseer, 563, 596, 606, 618, 639, 670

yearly meeting, oversight of, 689

yearly meeting stock, payment for, 806

Russell, Caleb, Jr., 763, 765, 768

Russell, Catherine Williams, 507, 510–12, 641, 655, 677, 685–86

Russell, Daniel (son of James), 599, 600, 601, 602

Russell, Daniel (son of John)

accounts with, settlement of, 677, 678

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 477, 516, 530, 541, 572, 577, 598, 612, 613, 641, 667, 668, 718, 719

burying ground, oversight of, 582, 618

certificate of removal for son requested by, 667

certificates of removal drawn up by, 498, 511, 593, 610, 611, 641

child born too soon after marriage, inquiries into, 623, 624

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 601

convincements, involvement in, 638, 656

deeds of meeting lands, obtaining, 521

disputes, involvement in, 811, 820, 823, 825, 830

drunkenness of Jonathan Smith Jr., dealing with, 611, 612

fornication of Obediah Allen, inquiries into, 694

illegitimate children, inquiries into births of, 571, 577, 586

impressment, counseling of Friend paying money on account of, 567, 569

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox and, 709, 728

marriage, inquiring into parental refusal of consent for, 616

marriage to Edith/Edea Howland, 410, 411, 412

marriage to Mary Russell, 609, 610

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 519, 540, 552, 564, 574, 576, 583

marriages, solemnizations of, 541, 553, 554, 561, 563, 564, 565, 566, 615, 663

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 552, 560, 600, 623, 624, 717

meeting house, repair of, 722

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 723

meetings, oversight of orderly behavior at, 604, 633

military fairs, dealing with, 570, 576, 597, 599, 607

payment made to, 534, 732

payments made by, 599, 600

Providence meeting house, funds delivered to quarterly meeting for, 613

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 527, 528, 553

removal without certificate, inquiring into, 674

rent owed by Stephen Wilcox to, 611, 613, 614, 619, 623, 644–45

scandalous report about John Wing and wife, inquiries into, 532–33

Humphry Slocum, discoursing with, 579

tavern run by, problems associated with, 725, 726, 729, 731, 732, 733, 734

Philip Trafford, repentance of, 552

yearly meeting, oversight of, 710

Russell, David, 583, 584

Russell, Deborah, 53, 54

Russell, Deborah, later Wilcox (daughter of Benjamin, wife of Tyley), 624, 627

Russell, Edith, 147

Russell, Elihu, 639, 640, 644, 646

Russell, Elijah, 666, 667, 689

Russell, Elizabeth

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 132, 165, 177, 209, 211, 257

marriage of, 420, 421

Russell, Elizabeth (daughter of Benjamin), 464, 466

Russell, Elizabeth (daughter of James), 484, 485

Russell, Elizabeth (daughter of John), 232, 233, 235, 236

Russell, Elizabeth (daughter of Joseph Tripp), 618

Russell, Elizabeth (wife of Isaac), 713

Russell, Giles, 667, 668

Russell, Hannah, 517–19

Russell, Hannah (daughter of Benjamin), 391, 392

Russell, Hannah (widow of Seth Russell), 323–25

Russell, Hannah (wife of Elijah), 689

Russell, Hasadiah, 132

Russell, Henry, 616, 619, 620, 622, 723–24, 727, 728

Russell, Isaac, 713

Russell, Jacob, 565

Russell, James

condemnation of daughter of, 484

marriage out of unity of son of, 385

marriage to Mary Howland, 288, 289–90

marriage to Rebecca Howland, 109–11

marriages of children, 311, 358, 403

Deliverance Smith’s land, management of, while in prison, 97–98, 99, 100

Russell, James, Jr., 385, 403, 404, 405

Russell, Joanna, 485–87

Russell, Job

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 543, 584, 596, 597, 598

Boston meeting house, receipt for contribution toward, 604

certificates of removal drawn up by, 614, 736, 742

clerk, as assistant to, 585

as clerk, 16, 23, 629, 643, 656, 666, 676, 680, 681, 685, 701, 707, 708, 716, 729, 756, 766, 769, 771, 778, 782, 791, 811, 815, 825

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 623, 625, 679, 680, 683, 713, 766, 768, 769, 771, 777, 791, 811, 815, 825

disputes, arbitration of, 795

drunkenness, dealing with, 797, 811

elder, appointment as, 754, 756

estate of Jedidiah and Keziah Wood, dispute over settlement of, 801, 821

fornication, inquiries into, 712, 807

marriage, request of certificate of clearness for, 594, 595, 636, 638

marriage of children of Jabez Barker Jr. in his house, inquiries into, 795

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 576, 588, 645, 705, 732, 761, 806

marriages, solemnizations of, 588, 730, 732, 733, 744, 808

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 788, 807

minutes, review of, 638, 675, 696, 714, 729, 746, 762, 785, 809

non-attendance, inquiring into, 794

poor, oversight of accounts of, 828

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 797, 805

report of scandalous nature, assisting Women’s Meeting with, 809

Sandwich Meeting’s refusal of Rachel Soule, dealing with, 747

sickness of, denial not read due to, 826

on slaves kept by Quakers, 820

treasurer, appointment as, 597

as visitor/overseer, 573, 587, 670

yearly meeting, consultation with Acoaxet about, 829

Russell, John [1]

apprentices under, 117

certificates of removal drawn up by, 417

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 132, 165, 177

deceased, 268

disputes, arbitration of, 217

marriage of, 52

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 253, 264, 265, 267

marriages, solemnizations of, 267, 312, 313

marriages of children of, 232, 268

meeting house, addition to, 258, 264

meeting house hand irons made by, 210, 211

Russell, John [2] (John Russell, Jr. John Russell, and John Russell the Second, of Mishoam)

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 287, 322, 338, 423, 449, 521, 528, 547, 562, 563, 564, 565, 570, 573, 587, 588

burying ground, oversight of, 273, 470, 522, 618

certificates of removal, inquiring into requests for, 337, 428

dispute with William Anthony, Jr., 762, 766, 769, 772, 773, 774, 785–86

disputes, arbitration of, 286, 310, 444, 666

glass for meeting house, mending of, 319–20, 322

good order in meetings, oversight of, 594

hoes, shovel, mattock, and spade for use of Friends, providing, 274

illegitimate child, inquiries into, 388

marriage to Catherine Williams, 507, 510, 511, 512

marriage to Deborah Hunt, 529–31

marriage to Joanna Tucker, 268, 269

marriage to Patience Tucker, 319, 320, 321

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 478, 640

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 282, 287, 310, 332, 333, 334, 336, 372, 384, 388, 393, 420, 435, 451, 469, 470, 471, 480, 493, 497, 499, 500, 504, 505, 519, 533, 640

marriages, solemnizations of, 276, 277, 288, 311, 324, 334, 336, 337, 351, 372, 373, 385, 386, 389, 390, 394, 419, 441, 452, 471, 472, 481, 489, 490, 493, 495, 505, 506, 534, 535, 537, 538, 542, 560, 563, 575

marriages of children of, 309–400, 448, 532

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 420, 470

meetings held at house of, 619

money lent to meeting by, 492

Nantucket, arranging for passage to, 143

new meeting house near Josiah Merihew’s, building of, 543

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 300, 534, 545, 546, 572

reconciliation with meeting, 403

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 337

slave held by, 819–20

tools made for use of meeting by, 323, 324

as visitor, 285

war, son paying money toward, 557–58

Russell, John [3], the Third

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 567, 569, 573, 578, 580, 591, 595, 601, 603, 605

apprenticeship, certificate of removal for son put out to, 599

convincements, involvement in, 612

deed of land for new meeting house at Newtown, 544

fornication, inquiries into, 602, 603

marriages, solemnizations of, 618

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 592, 605

tavern run by brother Daniel Russell and, 733

as visitor, 563

Russell, John William, 599

Russell, Jonathan, 242, 385, 806

Russell, Joseph [1]

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 132, 165, 168, 177, 190, 193, 209, 237

deceased, 268

marriage of son of, 238, 808

marriages, solemnization of, 257, 266

Nantucket, passages of Friends to, 161

Russell, Joseph [2], Jr.

Acushnet meeting house land, deed for, 276–77, 329

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 305, 327, 340, 382, 395

burying ground, oversight of, 470

certificates of removal drawn up by, 352

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 190, 205, 211, 239, 257, 304, 316, 323, 357

disorderly speech/behavior, inquiries into, 161, 459

disputes, arbitration of, 331

funds conveyed by, 263

getting passage for John Oxley to go to Nantucket, 143

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 438–39, 444, 446, 447

marriage to Mary Tucker, 49–50

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 266, 341, 344, 345, 366, 390, 391, 400, 401, 406, 418, 440, 441, 458, 480

marriages, solemnizations of, 300, 334, 336, 345, 346, 350, 351, 354, 355, 366, 369, 394, 396, 397, 401, 437, 459, 465, 466

marriages of children of, 253, 255, 331, 334, 346, 356, 362, 404, 427, 447

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 255, 289, 298, 305, 306, 317, 329, 330, 341, 342, 349, 350, 417, 424, 474

quarterly meetings, reports to, 305, 317, 329, 330, 341, 342, 349, 350, 417–18, 424, 474

survey of meeting house land, payment for recording return of, 244, 245

as visitor, 251, 269, 339, 348, 362, 369, 426

Russell, Joseph [3] (son of Caleb)

certificates of removal drawn up by, 719

convincement of, and sorrow for disorderly marriage, 695, 697, 701

marriage of son of, 808

marriage to Mehetabel Howland, 824, 826, 828, 829

new meeting house, construction of, 779

running goods, 817

slaves owned by, 819, 820

Russell, Judith Howland, 447

Russell, Keziah Walker

marriage to Seth Russell, 690–93

Russell, Lusanna, 507, 510, 614, 616, 617, 662, 666, 670

Russell, Martha (daughter of Joseph, Jr.), 356–58

Russell, Mary

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 168, 190, 198, 205, 211, 214, 222, 231, 234, 237, 257, 316

marriage to Daniel Russell, 609, 610

marriage to Philip Shearman, 584, 585, 587

marriage to Thomas Cornell, 552–54

Russell, Mary (daughter of Joseph, Jr.), 404, 405

Russell, Mary (wife of Joseph Russell/Joseph Russell, Jr.), 447

Russell, Mary, later Comstock, 674, 675, 678, 688

Russell, Mary, later Mary Lapham, Jr., 43, 117, 190, 211

Russell, Mehetabel, 565

Russell, Mehetabel, later Burrel. See Burrel, Mehetabel Russell

Russell, Patience [1], 456, 457

Russell, Patience [4], later Davis. See Davis, Patience Russell

Russell, Paul [1]

accounts, making up, 583, 586

Acoaxet meeting house, enlargement of, 654

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 583, 609, 625, 634, 637, 638, 680, 691, 711, 713–14

certificates of removal drawn up by, 680, 682, 710, 711, 727, 813

certificates of removal for, 764, 775, 783

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 646, 810, 813

convincements, involvement in, 609, 645, 817

Samuel Craw, doctor’s charge and settlement of estate of, 582, 586–87, 589

disaffection of Elihu Bowen, inquiring into, 613

disorderly behavior, inquiries into, 642

disputes, arbitration of, 540, 595

fornication, inquiries into, 699, 763, 807

illegitimate child, inquiries into fathering of, 785

impressment, counseling of Friend paying money on account of, 567

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, dealing with, 728, 738

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 355, 357–58

marriage to Elizabeth Bowdish, 478, 480

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 588, 634, 639, 723, 774, 775

marriages, solemnizations of, 577, 584, 589, 633, 634, 640, 700, 703, 776, 777

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 626, 628, 774, 822

meetings, oversight of orderly behavior at, 604

as minister, 739

minutes, review of, 589

Newtown meeting house, payment of moneys due on, 578

Noquochoke River, building of meeting house near, 606

poor, as overseer of, 649, 658

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 590, 592, 607, 608, 646, 682, 739, 771, 788, 818

reconciliation of, 452

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 588

Humphry Slocum, discoursing with, 579

spoiled salt beef, inquiring into sale of, 689

as visitor/overseer, 709, 722, 738

yearly meeting, consultation with Acoaxet about, 829

Russell, Peace, 619, 620, 622

Russell, Phebe, 441, 444, 448, 606–8

Russell, Phebe, later Ricketson, 448

Russell, Rachel, 696, 700, 703

Russell, Rebecca

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 231, 316

marriage to Daniel Ricketson, 728, 730, 732

marriage to Jabush Barker, 113, 114, 116, 117

marriage to Joseph Havens, 388, 389

marriage to Thomas Akin, 715, 717, 718

Russell, Rebecca (daughter of Joseph), 701

Russell, Rebecca (wife of John Russell II), 448

Russell, Rose, 719, 720, 721, 722, 729, 730

Russell, Sarah, 253, 255, 256

Russell, Seth [1]

marriages of, 238–40, 588–90, 690–93

remarriage of widow of, 323

Russell, Seth [2]

marriage out of unity in house of, 823

Russell, Silvia, 484

Russell, Stephen

certificate of removal for, 679

paper sent in to monthly meeting by, 582, 583

Russell, Susanna

fornication, repentance and reconciliation for, 508, 510

Russell, Thomas

marriage of, 634, 635, 637

Russell, Timothy

books belong to meeting kept by, 708

burying ground, clearing and repairing, 711, 712

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 695, 697

marriage, requesting certificate of clearness for, 427, 428

marriage to Hannah Briggs, 717, 718, 719

meeting house, keeping of, 704, 720, 732, 737, 744, 753, 759, 783, 784, 794, 795, 805, 806, 818, 819, 828, 829

meeting house, repair of, 722

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 723, 740

yearly meeting, as overseer of, 710

Russell, William

convincement of, 800, 802

marriage to Welthon Spencer, 806, 808, 811, 813

Russell, William (of Oblong), 565

Russell, William (son of Joseph Jr.)

certificate of removal for, 416

marriage, requesting certificate of clearness for, 242, 243, 362, 363

marriage out of unity, condemnation for, 331, 333–35

marriage to Elizabeth Wilbur, 400, 401, 403

Russell, William (son of Timothy), 33–34

Russell, Zerviah, 366, 369

Rutly, William, 606

Ryall, Marian J., xvii

Sakonnet, Friends traveling to, 73

Salem, 6, 7, 171, 172, 213, 215, 500, 594, 793

Salem, West Jersey, 500

Salem Meeting House, construction of, 15, 62, 64, 65, 171, 172, 213, 215

Salem Yearly Meeting, 50, 53

Salkite?, John, 186

Samuel of Mendon, 310

Sandford. See Sanford

Sands, David, 14

Sandwich Monthly Meeting, 9, 27, 36

in Men’s Meeting minutes, 54, 64, 417, 497, 524, 532, 537, 557, 570, 597, 612, 620, 628, 636, 651, 652, 663, 664, 672, 673, 680, 683, 701, 704, 712, 715, 716, 727, 732, 733, 734, 736, 744, 745, 746, 747, 749, 751, 783, 798, 805, 807, 813, 824

Sandwich Quarterly Meeting

Dartmouth Friends engaging with, 80, 764

Sandwich Yearly Meeting, 57, 64, 65, 222, 337, 576

Sanford, George, 620, 621, 622, 623

Sanford, Isaac, 641, 644, 645, 647, 649, 650

Sanford, John, 783, 784, 786

Sanford, William

accounts, making up, 672, 696, 704, 715, 735

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 596, 651, 721, 724

Bedford meeting house, request to build, 804, 814

certificates of removal drawn up by, 680

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 644, 647, 792, 793

convincements, involvement in, 651, 677, 686, 764

daughter of, inquiries about, 566

disputes, arbitration of, 795, 799, 816

drunkenness, inquiring into, 611, 612, 621, 797, 821

fornication, inquiries into, 807

gambling, inquiries into, 747

little meeting house, enlargement of, 692

marriage of, 330, 331

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 459, 565, 584, 588, 594, 618, 635, 723, 746

marriages, solemnizations of, 460, 461, 565, 586, 588, 589, 635, 642, 724, 725, 749, 751

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 642, 788, 793

meetings, oversight of orderly behavior at, 594, 604, 614, 633, 826

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 590, 756, 818, 828

slave owned by, freeing of, 820

stable, account for repairs to, 660–61

Sanford, William (of Portsmouth, father of William), 330

Sanford, William, Jr.

marriage out of unity, repentance for, 514, 755, 757, 758, 759, 824, 825, 826, 828, 829

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 548

Satan, Quaker recognition of, 17, 23

Sawdy, Samuel, 442–44

Sawdy? (Lawry), Samuel, 442

Scarborough, John, 500

Schoolfield/Scholfield, Ann, 501

schools and education, 27. See also books; primers

primers by George Fox, acquiring and selling, 131, 134, 141, 435, 745–47, 760, 761, 762, 773

schoolmaster, efforts to obtain, 247, 248, 293, 296

Scituate Meeting, 8, 54, 61, 210, 211, 477

Scituate [RI] Meeting, 426

sea and seafaring. See maritime matters

separate meetings. See meetings out of unity

Sepecan Meeting. See Sippican Meeting

A Serious Call to the Quakers Inviting Them to Return to Christianity (Keith, 1700), 46

servants

Abigail Allen, beating of Black manservant by, condemnation and repentance for, 31, 128–30, 139–40, 157–58, 160

monthly meetings, recommended attendance at, 71–72

wrestling between, efforts to control, 27, 134

Seven Years War, 576n23

Sewel, William, subscription for History of, 814, 821, 823

sexual conduct, 17, 23. See also birth of child too soon after marriage; fornication; illegitimate children; keeping company

Sharman. See Shearman

Shattuck, Samuel, 7

Shaw, Anne, 26, 479, 506, 507, 522, 524–27

Shaw, Benjamin, 489–91, 577–79, 581

Shaw, Rebecca, 511, 512, 514

Shearman, Abigail, 49

Shearman, Abraham

disputes, arbitration of, 595

drunkenness, denial for, 797, 798, 800, 802, 805, 808, 810–11, 813, 817

marriage of, 575–78

Shearman, Anne (wife of Philip), 793

Shearman, Bathsheba, 658, 660, 661

Shearman, Benjamin

accounts, making up, 478–79

Acoaxet, appearing for, 457, 458, 463, 466, 469, 474, 475, 477, 482, 483, 487, 489, 600

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 462

disorderly behavior, dealing with, 457

disputes, involvement in, 781, 783, 784, 786–87, 798, 806

marriage of, 574, 575

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 408, 409, 448–49, 489, 490

money lent to meeting by, 333, 335, 338

non-attendance, denial for, 23, 794, 795, 796, 801, 803, 805

prophecy, pretending to, 803

as visitor, 475

Shearman, Benjamin, Jr., 653, 654, 656, 658–62, 664, 665

Shearman, Daniel, 344–45, 395

Shearman, Ebenezer, 297–99, 532, 533

Shearman, Edith, 634, 635, 637

Shearman, Elizabeth, 492–95

Shearman, Grizel Merihew

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 316

marriage of, 240, 241

Shearman, Hannah, 50–51, 469, 471

Shearman, Hannah (wife of Joshua), 707

Shearman, Hephzibah, 762

Shearman, Isabel (daughter of Daniel, deceased), 395–97

Shearman, Jacob, 386–88, 392

Shearman, James

appearance at monthly meeting, 461, 525, 553, 561, 563, 567, 570, 582, 590, 624, 633, 638, 642, 649, 665, 680

burying ground, enlargement of, 531

certificates of removal drawn up by, 680

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 338

disaffection of Elihu Bowen, inquiring into, 613, 616

disputes, arbitration of, 378

fornication, inquiries into, 675, 678

marriage of, 240, 241

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 475, 478, 479, 480, 490, 559, 560, 609

marriages, solemnizations of, 409, 477, 481, 493–94, 495, 520, 609

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 549

military affairs, dealing with, 597

Newtown meeting house, completion of, 578

poor, as overseer of, 612

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 539

rent, inquiring into Stephen Wilcox’s inability to pay, 617

scandalous report about John Wing and wife, inquiries into, 532–33

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 575

treasurer, activities as, 529, 571, 578, 593

treasurer, appointment as, 522

treasurer, resignation as, 597

Shearman, Jemima, 538, 539

Shearman, Joanna, 331–33, 336

Shearman, Joshua

daughter birthing child too soon after marriage, 707

estate of Rachel Soule, settlement of, 734

Shearman, Judith, 497, 499, 500

Shearman, Leah, 772

Shearman, Lydia, 522–24, 661

Shearman, Mary

illness of, 194

marriage of, 193–96

Shearman, Meribah, 362, 364, 375, 377

Shearman, Moses, 299–301

Shearman, Peace, 17, 753, 754

Shearman, Peleg, 27–28, 781, 783, 784, 786–87, 806

Shearman, Philip

marriage of, 584, 585, 587

marriage out of unity, denial for, 788, 789, 792, 793

physical dispute, repentance for involvement in, 691, 692, 694

Shearman, Rachel, 344–46

Shearman, Roda, 772

Shearman, Sarah, 565–66

Shearman, Seth

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 816

imprisonment for refusal of military service, 482, 499

marriage of, 383–86

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 764

meeting house, keeping of, 636

spoiled salt beef, inquiring into sale of, 686, 689

trenching shovel, payment for, 767

Shearman, Susanna (wife of William), 450

Shearman, Thomas, 27–28, 781, 783, 784, 786–87, 806

Shearman, Timothy, Jr., 657, 658

Shearman, William, 194, 450

Sheepherd. See Shepherd

Shelford, Chloe, xiv–xv

Shepherd, Abigail, 429, 430

Shepherd, Abigail (wife of John), 612

Shepherd, Abner, 642, 645

Shepherd, Brice, 444, 445

Shepherd, Daniel, 134, 136, 138, 139, 140, 161, 162

Shepherd, Daniel, Jr., 193–96, 576, 577, 578

Shepherd, David

Bedford, oversight of meetings at, 827

certificate of clearness for marriage requested by, 497, 761, 762

certificates of removal for wife and children of, 792

disputes, arbitration of, 820

illness of family, 828

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 635, 824

marriages, solemnizations of, 826, 829

meeting house, repair of, 821, 828

poor, as overseer of, 824

Shepherd, Deborah, 454, 455

Shepherd, Elizabeth (wife of David), 792

Shepherd, Jemima, 504, 505

Shepherd, John

advising Stephen Wilcox about building a house on Barnabas Earl’s land, 510

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 404, 529, 530, 531, 532, 537

certificate from Sandwich presented by wife of, 612

charitable care of Ann Shaw and, 522

marriage of son of, 444

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 405, 406

marriages, solemnizations of, 438, 499, 516

meeting house, keeping of/repairs to, 345, 362, 478, 481, 483, 526, 537, 539, 546, 548

military matters, dealing with, 567

payments made to, 327, 328, 362–63

Shepherd, John, Jr., 532

Shepherd, Lydia, 536–38

Shepherd, Mary, 407, 408

Sherman. See Shearman

Shippey, Edward, 80

Shove, Rebecca, 688

Shove, Samuel, 599–601, 629, 633, 634

Shrewsbury, 485, 491, 510

sickness. See health and illness

Silvia, Barbara, xvii

Sippican Meeting, 47, 60, 62

Sisson, Deborah Wing, 452–54, 462–64

Sisson, Hannah, 29, 594

Sisson, James, 24, 136

Sisson, John

certificate of removal requested by, 711, 712, 713, 714

marriage of, 504–5

overseers of poor settling accounts for Alice Smith with, 779

removal without certificate, 688

Sisson, Jonathan, 28–29, 579, 580, 593–94

Sisson, Jonathan, Jr., 467–69, 471

Sisson, Lemuel, 452–54, 462–64, 607

Sisson, Mary, 506

Sisson, Naomy, 661

Sisson, Phebe Barker (daughter of Joseph Barker), 719, 756

Sisson, Sibil/Cibbel, 683

Sisson, Susanna, 448–50

Sisson, William, 28–29, 478, 480, 579, 580, 593–94

Slade, Deborah Howland (wife of Joseph), 603, 604, 709

Slade, Esther, 696, 700, 703

Slade, Joseph, 603, 604, 709

slavery, manumission, and abolition, xi, 31–33. See also Black Americans

declaration on slavery, 189, 190

Germantown Friends sending antislavery statement to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 31

involvement in slave trade, 626, 670, 671, 673, 674, 676, 679, 680, 684, 687

slaves (supposedly) manumitted by, 852, 913, 914, 917, 920, 931, 938

slaves owned by, 819, 820, 847, 905, 907, 908, 909

marriage of slaves owned by Quakers, 237

public Friends preaching against, 648n1

quarterly meetings on, 31–32, 179, 183, 188–89, 237

John Russell, slaves held by, 819–20

slaves manumitted by, 860

slaves owned by, 819, 820, 847, 853, 905, 907, 908, 909

William Sanford, freeing of slaves owned by, 820

slaves owned by Quakers, inquiries into, 820

slaves manumitted by, 863

slaves possessed by, 820, 847, 853, 854, 856, 858–61

Rebecca Slocum, slaves possessed by, 819, 820

visitations of/reports on Dartmouth Quakers owning slaves, 812

Jedidiah Wood selling Native American children into Nova Scotia, 32, 602, 603–4, 605

yearly meetings, slavery question referred to, 32

sleeping and drowsiness in meeting, 17

Slocum, Abraham, and wife, certificate of removal requested by, 507, 508, 526, 528

Slocum, Alice (daughter of Holder), 428, 431

Slocum, Benjamin

accounts, making up, 765, 768

disputes, arbitration of, 781

illegitimate child, accused of fathering, 222–25

marriage to Phebe Wing, 516, 517

military affairs, payments toward, 579, 580

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 761

Slocum, Charles, 492, 493, 495

Slocum, Christopher, 568, 675, 676, 678, 679, 681

Slocum, Content, 56, 58

Slocum, Deborah

marriage of, 529, 531

Slocum, Deliverance, 48

Slocum, Ebenezer

bond put into attorney’s hand by Timothy Ricketson, inquiries into, 456, 460–61

certificate of removal to move to Rhode Island, 511, 512, 514

certificates of removal, drawing up, 446

convincement of Samuel Chase and, 504

disorderly behavior/speech, dealing with, 457, 471

indebtedness of Stephen Wilcox, inquiries into, 501, 510

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 451, 498

marriages, requesting certificate of clearness for, 282, 283

marriages, solemnizations of, 451

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 470

military payments by, 442

second marriages, settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 485

Slocum, Eliezer, Jr., 173, 181, 182

Slocum, Eliezer/Eleazar

Abigail Allen, beating of Black manservant by, 128, 139, 140

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 97, 112, 122, 183–84, 185, 187, 198, 219

complaints, of Christopher Gifford, inquiring into, 65

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 67, 68, 71, 81, 83, 120, 122, 124, 127, 130, 132, 149, 159, 168, 177, 184, 188, 189, 190, 209, 211, 214, 222

deceased, 463

deed for meeting house and land, 72, 91, 247

disaffection of Eliezar Smith and, 73, 74, 75

disorderly speech in meeting, dealing with, 65, 80, 123, 125

dispute with brother Peleg, 83–90

disputes, arbitration of, 53, 55, 60, 63, 65, 66, 72, 80, 145

Robert Gifford refusing to pay Queen’s tax, counseling, 98

illegitimate children, sons accused of fathering, 222, 223, 230

inspector, desiring suspension from being, 152

inspector/visitor, appointment as, 51–52, 61, 62, 63, 64, 213

marriage of daughter Joanna, 220

marriage of daughter Meribah out of unity and without parental consent, 76

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 49–50, 56, 61, 194, 203, 213

marriages, solemnization of, 187, 194

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 186, 187–88

meeting house, construction of, 41

meeting house, keeping of, 54, 77, 92, 105, 122, 133, 146, 156, 163, 176, 182, 187, 188, 193, 197

ministerial tax, drawing up account of, 186

non-attendances, inquiring into, 66–67, 74–75

oath taking, inquiries into, 144, 145, 149, 156

as overseer of business meetings, 73

Providence, RI, construction of meeting house in, 48

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 55, 93, 124, 142, 156, 157, 170, 179, 180, 183, 185, 186, 187, 215, 216

quarterly meetings, writing reports to, 103, 124

Rochester Meeting, visitation of, 79, 99, 108, 109, 128

Scituate meeting, chosen to attend, 61

John Summers, error of, 54

wrestling and running of children, efforts to control, 135

yearly meetings, chosen to attend, 61

Slocum, Eliphal, later Allen, 480, 481

Slocum, Elizabeth

convincement of, 639

marriage to Elihu Russell, 639, 640

marriage to Isaac Barker, 76, 77, 78

Slocum, Elizabeth (daughter of Holder), 600–602

Slocum, Giles [1], 94, 161–64, 166, 203, 204

Slocum, Giles [2], 484, 486, 570

Slocum, Holder

certificate of clearness for marriage, requesting, 344, 345

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 403

deceased, 600, 605, 686, 728

delivering money bequeathed to meeting by father Peleg, 350

disorderly behavior of John Slocum and, 459

disownment of, 17

disputes, arbitration of, 519, 540

gaming, disownment of son for, 728

marriage to Hannah Hull, intention of, 223

marriages, inquiring into clearness for, 272, 488, 493, 554

marriages, solemnizations of, 373, 401, 403, 555, 584

marriages out of unity of daughters of, 428, 429, 431, 558

military payments made by, 444

new meeting house near home of Josiah Merihew, building of, 543

Slocum, Holder (son of Holder), 717–22, 725–29

Slocum, Humphry, 579, 580, 582, 587, 678, 680, 742, 743

Slocum, Joanna, 220, 221, 222

Slocum, John [1]

disorderly behavior of, condemnation for, 403, 404, 456, 457, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463

illegitimate child, condemnation for fathering, 224–31

marriage out of unity, 392–98

reconciliation of, 404

Slocum, Jonathan

military affairs, payment of money on, 578, 581, 584

Slocum, Joseph, 223

Slocum, Mary (wife of Peleg), 58

Slocum, Mary (daughter of Holder), later Tucker/Duker, 558

Slocum, Mary/Marcy

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 117, 120, 132, 165, 166, 168, 190, 205, 214, 222, 231, 237, 257, 263

marriage to Daniel Howland, 414

marriage to John Hodly/Hedley, 42

Slocum, Meribah

certificate of removal requested by, 437, 438

inquiries into circumstances of, 458

marriage of, 91, 92, 93, 458, 460

marrying out of unity, at risk of, 76–77

Slocum, Peleg [1]

certificate of removal for, 46

Chilmark, suffering of Friends at, 185

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 68, 83, 132, 149, 159, 165, 168, 184, 193, 205, 209, 211, 214, 234, 257, 263

construction of meeting house and, 41

Dartmouth Monthly Meetings held at house of, 41–49

deceased, 346

deed for meeting house and land from, 63, 72, 85, 91

disorderly speech, dealing with, 41, 54–55

dispute with brother Eliezar, 83–90

disputes, arbitration of, 59, 60

inspector, appointment as, 51, 53, 60, 67, 81

livestock taken from, for minister’s tax, 261

Thomas Macumber, condemnation of, 71

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 45, 56

marriages of children of, 58, 203

ministerial tax, drawing up account of, 186

minutes, appointed to inspect, 62

money bequeathed to monthly meeting by, 346, 350

Jacob Mott, certificate of removal for, 60

non-attendance of Rochester Friends, inquiring into, 68–69

paying debt of William Macumber Jr., 71

as public Friend, 11

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 46–47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 56–57, 69, 71, 75, 77, 80, 82, 83

Rochester Meeting, instruction of Friends at, 79

Salem Meeting House, construction of, 64

Sippican Meeting’s non-attendance at monthly meeting, inquiring into, 60

wrestling and running of children, efforts to control, 135

yearly meetings, chosen to attend, 45, 53, 57, 59, 83

Youth’s Meeting, on quarterly meeting’s approval of, 72

Slocum, Peleg [2], Jr.

disorderly behavior of, 173

marriage, requesting certificate of clearness for, 240

marriage of, 484, 486

Slocum, Peleg [3], Jr./the Second (son of Holder)

convincement of, 678

fornication by, 602, 603, 604, 605, 679, 681, 683, 686

marriage to Susanna Howland, 743, 744, 746

slaves possessed by, 820

Slocum, Rebecca [1]

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 316

marriage to Edward Wing, 337–40

Slocum, Rebecca [2] (wife/widow of Holder)

gaming and horse racing, son disowned for, 728

marriage out of unity of daughter of, 558

refusal to consent to marriage of daughter, 616

slaves possessed by, 819, 820

Slocum, Rebecca [3], Jr. (daughter of Rebecca and Holder), 616, 619, 620, 622

Slocum, Ruth, 386, 408

Slocum family, 8

Smith, Abigail, 662, 663, 665

Smith, Abraham, 753, 755, 757

Smith, Alice (daughter of Deliverance)

fornication and birth of illegitimate child, condemnation for, 351–52

overseers of the poor settling estate of, 779, 781, 807

reconciliation of, 506–9

Smith, Ann/Anne/Anna, 532–34, 786

Smith, Ann/Anne/Anna (daughter of Deliverance), 213, 215

Smith, Benjamin [1]

disputes, involvement in, 750, 751

marriage, certificate of clearness for, 286

marriage of daughter of, 574

marriage to Susanna Wood, 519–22

threats and damage to property by Benjamin Howland, saddler, 799–800, 802

Smith, Benjamin [2], Jr./the Second

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 709

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 796

fornication, inquiries into, 709

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 824, 825

Smith, Content, 330–32, 335–37

Smith, Daniel, 658, 660, 661

Smith, Daniel (son of Isaac), 675, 676, 678, 679, 680

Smith, Daniel, Jr./the third, 807, 808–9, 812, 813, 815

Smith, David

accounts, making up, 611, 636, 677, 704

appearing for monthly meeting, 657, 658, 663, 664, 671, 672, 677, 679, 711, 722, 731, 733, 737, 739, 743, 748, 750

books owned by meeting, taking charge of, 619

certificates of removal drawn up by, 532, 667, 725

charitable assistance for Ann Shaw and, 522

charitable assistance for Samuel Craw and, 582, 594–95

as clerk for the day, 672

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 663, 695, 697

convincements, involvement in, 610

deed for meeting house land and, 516, 544

disputes, involvement in, 811, 812, 830

drunkenness, dealing with, 805

estate of Rachel Soule, settlement of, 749

gambling and horse racing, inquiries into, 725

marriage of, 405, 406, 407

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 560, 594, 621, 636, 710, 723, 746

marriages, solemnizations of, 635, 642, 657, 690, 724, 725, 759, 760

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 653, 755, 757, 758, 759, 824

meeting house, keeping of, 611

meetings, oversight of behavior at, 652, 669, 723

military matters, dealing with, 567, 570

minutes, review of, 589, 617, 638

new meeting house near Josiah Merihew’s, building of, 543, 617, 618

poor, receiving accounts for, 704

Providence meeting house, subscription for, 608

purchase of paper, ink, and drawer lock by, 654, 662

spoiled salt beef, inquiring into sale of, 689

stable, account for repair of, 660–61

treasurer, activities as, 649, 650, 711

treasurer, appointment as, 636

treasurer, replacement as, 764

unsuitability for business, Caleb Russell’s remark about, 773

visitors called “false men” by, 21

yearly meeting, oversight of, 689

Smith, Deborah (daughter of Benjamin), 574, 575

Smith, Deborah (daughter of Deliverance Smith), 181, 182

Smith, Deborah, later Read, 256–58, 284–86

Smith, Deliverance

abuse of Native American by Ebenezer Allen, investigation of, 50, 51

account of imprisonment by, 100, 102

accounts, making up by, 142, 143, 152, 173, 207, 220, 221, 235, 236, 238, 245, 246, 260, 263

Acushnet meeting house and, 275

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 172, 178, 179, 187, 188, 194, 204, 206, 215, 220, 222, 237, 242, 243, 245, 246, 266–68, 270–77, 281–85, 286, 292

book by James Burrel, examination of, 141

certificates of removal drawn up by, 243, 244

condemnations/disownments, participation in, 144, 177, 184, 190, 202, 208, 209, 210, 211, 214, 221, 222, 247, 248, 252, 263, 274, 275, 291

George Cornell, answering letter of, 260

cousin, counseling person with designs on marrying, 224–25

deceased, 294, 311, 339

deed for land bought by Dartmouth Monthly Meeting from, 196

disorderly speech/behavior, inquiring into, 54–55, 175

disorderly youth, inquiring into, 173, 174

disownment, reading of, 124

disputes, adjudicating, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60, 65, 72, 177, 193, 206

disputes, involvement in, 145

dying sayings of Gershom Smith, public reading of, 205

firewood, acquisition of land for purposes of, 173

fornication of daughter of, 290, 351–52

gallery in meeting house, construction of, 179

illegitimate child, inquiries regarding, 275

impressment of, 107

management of land, while in prison, 97–98, 99, 100

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 118, 186, 187, 191, 193, 218, 220, 232, 238, 250, 276

marriages, solemnization of, 193, 198, 219, 220, 221, 222, 233, 240, 251, 253, 256, 285

marriages of children of, 181, 212, 267, 311, 351

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 201, 207

marriages out of unity of children of, 236, 339

meeting house galleries, additional seats for, 174–75

meeting house land, laying out of, 172

ministerial tax, jailed for refusing to assess, 29, 96–102

money lent to meeting by, 227

oath taken by Valentine Huddleston, inquiry into, 150

payment out of stock to, 220

quarterly meetings, attendance at, 196, 205, 212, 215, 223, 227, 240, 244, 249, 260, 262, 276, 286, 287

quarterly meetings, reports to, 202, 203, 227, 230, 231, 242, 244, 246, 249, 250, 251, 258, 259, 263, 264, 267, 269, 286, 287

reconciliations and acknowledgments, participation in, 256, 258, 260, 284, 285, 286

schoolmaster, hiring, 247

seating of upper gallery by, 216

second marriages, assisting with settlement of estates on behalf of children due to, 284

slavery, declaration on, 189

John Summers paper, appointed to answer, 192

survey of meeting house land, 186

treasurer, activities as, 273, 275, 281, 282, 283, 284, 287, 288, 290, 293

treasurer, appointment as, 272

underhanded bargaining, inquiry into, 206

as visitor, 51, 213, 226, 245, 276

wigs, declaration on wearing, 215

yearly meetings, chosen to attend, 64

Smith, Deliverance, Jr., 560, 561, 779

Smith, Desire, 156, 157

Smith, Dinah, 214, 222, 234, 237, 263

Smith, Edith (wife of Humphry the Second)

child born too soon after marriage, acknowledgment of, 577, 578, 581, 582, 583, 585

Smith, Eleazer, 407–9, 410–11, 462, 579

Smith, Eliashib

accounts, making up, 311, 313, 331, 332, 355, 356, 365, 366

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 285, 287, 288, 290, 295, 296, 326, 327, 340, 360, 364, 384, 389, 390, 393, 396, 399, 409, 419, 448

certificates of removal drawing up, 417, 439

child born too soon after marriage, inquiring into, 387

condemnations/disownments, involvement in, 177, 214, 263, 304, 316

convincement of Samuel Chase and, 505

disorderly behavior of young men, inquiring into, 161

disputes, adjudicating, 256, 259, 325

illegitimate children, inquiries about, 307, 387

marriage of, 19, 53, 54, 305, 306, 311–13

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 252, 264, 265, 268, 282, 288, 297, 299, 319, 320, 353, 364, 365, 407, 410, 415, 436, 439, 450, 456, 475, 516

marriages, solemnizations of, 248, 269, 289, 298, 299, 300, 301, 355, 365, 366, 387, 396–97, 408, 409, 439, 440, 457, 477, 517

marriages out of unity, inquiring into, 420

meeting house, keeping of, 297

quarterly meetings, attendance at/reports to, 258, 259, 391, 410, 421, 438

as visitor, 261, 293, 411

Smith, Eliashib (son of Joseph)

marriage to Alice Philips, 818, 822, 823

Smith, Eliezar

addition to meeting house, construction of, 48, 52

condemnations/disownments, involvement in, 83, 118, 124, 168

disorderly behavior of, 175–76

disputes, involvement in, 27, 53, 73, 74, 177

Thomas Macumber, condemnation of, 76, 82, 83

marriage of daughter Eliphal, 60

marriages, inquiries as to clearness for, 47

non-attendance and disaffection with meeting, condemnation for, 66, 67, 73–76

reconciliation with meeting, 75–76

yearly meetings, attendance at, 50, 54, 57

Smith, Eliphal, 60, 61

Smith, Elizabeth

condemnation of, 110

marriage to William Ricketson, 705, 706, 709

Smith, Else. See Smith, Alice

Smith, Gearshom. See Smith, Gershom

Smith, George [1]

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 535, 561, 570

bond put into attorney’s hand by Timothy Ricketson, inquiries into, 461

burying yard, enlargement of, 531

certificates of removal, drawing up, 422, 528, 546

child born too soon after marriage, inquiries into, 573

disorderly marriage, repentance for allowing, 499, 500

disputes, arbitration of, 444, 549

marriage of, 267

marriages, inquiries into clearness for, 565, 574, 721

marriages, solemnizations of, 436, 437, 481, 575, 723

marriages out of unity, inquiries into, 420, 439

meeting house, repair of, 722

reconciliation, inquiring into, 426

stable, repair of, 526, 532

Mary Wing, repentance of, 534

Smith, George [2], Jr.

fornication, self-condemnation for, 727–28

privateer, enlistment on, 693

Smith, Gershom

dying sayings of, 205

marriage of, 559, 561

Smith, Hannah

marriage of, 560, 561, 688, 690, 692

Smith, Henry

marriage of, 640, 641, 642

Smith, Hezekiah

condemnations/disownments, involvement in, 124, 177, 211

disorderly speech in meeting of, 123

disputes, involvement in, 145

marriages out of unity of daughters of, 110, 116, 123, 166–68, 256

reporting matters regarding Friends, admonishment regarding, 177

Smith, Hope, 290–92

Smith, Humphry

Acoaxet Monthly Meeting, separation of, 695, 699

appearing/as representative at monthly meeting, 623, 686–87, 688

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