Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Southern District

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Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Southern District

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Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Southern District

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Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District was established in 1772 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting by a division of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia. Its territory included the north side of Walnut Street and southward, including Moyamensing, Southwark and Passyunk. This Monthly Meeting included the Friends who worshipped in Pine Street (Hill Meeting) and at Fourth Street meeting houses.

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In the 17th and 18th centuries, Friends kept records of the births and deaths of members only. If a child was born to two Quakers in good standing at the time of the birth they were considered "birthright." On the other hand, Quaker burial grounds…

Most Quaker meetings did not keep membership lists until the 19th century, but urban areas were an exception. Population movement into and out of the City necessitated more documentation.

Most Quaker meetings did not keep membership lists until the 19th century, but urban areas were an exception. Population movement into and out of the City necessitated more documentation.

Most Quaker meetings did not keep membership lists until the 19th century, but urban areas were an exception. Population movement into and out of the City necessitated more documentation.

Quakers married each other in the presence of witnesses. A marriage certificate was drawn up and signed by those in attendance. This document also included the names of the bride and groom, where the wedding took place, and what monthly meeting…

The monthly business meeting is the basic unit of Quaker organization. In the 17th and 18th centuries, only members in good standing could participate. Men and women met separately to conduct business but worshipped together. The business meeting…

The monthly business meeting is the basic unit of Quaker organization. In the 17th and 18th centuries, only members in good standing could participate. Men and women met separately to conduct business but worshipped together. The business meeting…

The monthly business meeting is the basic unit of Quaker organization. In the 17th and 18th centuries, only members in good standing could participate. Men and women met separately to conduct business but worshipped together. The business meeting…

Most Quaker meetings did not keep membership lists until the 19th century, but urban areas were an exception. Population movement into and out of the City necessitated more documentation.

The monthly business meeting is the basic unit of Quaker organization. In the 17th and 18th centuries, only members in good standing could participate. Men and women met separately to conduct business but worshipped together. The business meeting…

The monthly business meeting is the basic unit of Quaker organization. In the 17th and 18th centuries, only members in good standing could participate. Men and women met separately to conduct business but worshipped together. The business meeting…

The monthly business meeting is the basic unit of Quaker organization. In the 17th and 18th centuries, only members in good standing could participate. Men and women met separately to conduct business but worshipped together. The business meeting…

A disownment was an involuntary termination of membership in a meeting, when a member of a meeting acted contrary to established discipline. This folder includes disownments from the Orthodox branch of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting after the…

A disownment was an involuntary termination of membership in a meeting, when a member of a meeting acted contrary to established discipline. This folder includes disownments from the Orthodox branch of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting after the…

A certificate of removal was a document given to persons who were transferring their membership from one monthly meeting to another. Their removal testified that they were members in good standing with the meetings they were leaving.

A certificate of removal was a document given to persons who were transferring their membership from one monthly meeting to another. Their removal testified that they were members in good standing with the meetings they were leaving. Includes…

A certificate of removal was a document given to persons who were transferring their membership from one monthly meeting to another. Their removal testified that they were members in good standing with the meetings they were leaving.

A certificate of removal was a document given to persons who were transferring their membership from one monthly meeting to another. Their removal testified that they were members in good standing with the meetings they were leaving.
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