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Settle MM first quakers of the 17th and 18th centuries

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  • Matthew Wildman (1679 - 1741)
    Birth confirmed in Settle records: The Official Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs Service either Mathew Wildman 1678 Birth Settle, Yorkshire RG6/1116 or Mathew* Wildman 1682 Birth Settle, York...
  • Thomas Holme, 1st surveyor general of Pennsylvania (as linked in list above)
    Robert Heaton (1671 - 1743)
    ~• lived next to the Neshaminy and near his sister (Thos. Stackhouse's wife) •~ see profile photo came to America in 1682 on the ship Lamb or "The Welcome" with his father Robert Heaton b:1637 mother A...
  • Alice Nelson (Wildman) (1687 - 1745)
    Birth Alice WILDMAN b: in Crosdale Grains, Lancashire, England Alice, dau. of Martin Wildman 2nd day 6th mo., 1687 (Aug 2 1687) Children Ann NELSON Letitia NELSON Jemima NELSON see: Thoma...
  • John Priestley of Croasdale Grains (b. - 1677)
    research possible relatives Richard Priestley, Wmi filius babtizatus 13 maii 1627 Tatham parish Lancashire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 • Parish Regi...

Including both Settle and Bentham Quaker Meetings

  1. Add all those found in Setlle MM records
  2. Other communities were under it's umbrella. Bentham was one.

Prominent Early Quakers of this Region

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"A group of First Publishers of Truth, William Dewsbury, Richard Farnsworth, Robert Fell and John Snowden, visited the market town of High Bentham in 1652 or 1653, and a number of local people were convinced. The response was not altogether favourable - Robert Fell died shortly after being attacked outside the local church. A Meeting was settled nonetheless, and was recorded in 1665 as part of Skipton Monthly Meeting, and again in 1669, as part of Settle Monthly Meeting. Its members included Jarvis Benson, George Bland, Richard Guy, Thomas Gibson, Tristram Ray and Jo[hn] Topham. A barn was bought in 1686 in Low Bentham {aka Nether Bentham} (or Calf Cop) and adapted for meetings. By the early 18th century, the Meeting was flourishing and in need of larger premises. A new Meeting House was completed in 1720 and was in use until about 1797 when it was completely rebuilt."

"The Meeting was in decline by the early 19th century. In 1853 it became part of Brighouse Monthly Meeting. Friends began to meet separately for worship in neighbouring High Bentham and in 1866, the two Meetings were combined. A Meeting House and mission hall was built on Main Street, and used until 1973, when the Meeting returned to its 18th century home in Low Bentham. The Meeting is still in existence and has been part of the re-formed Settle Monthly Meeting since 1924."

From the guide to the Records of Bentham Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends, 1652-1982, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Skirrow surname

I have added substantial notes under the Skirrow surname {covered as a Geni surname file} (not a project)

A Shortened version of the Index to the Register of Birth (a simplified Alpha-List)

  • just a few of the hundreds of inter-family links are noted here. To chronicle them all would be a monumental work. Births alone number in the many hundreds icn_check.gif
  • source: England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837 : Yorkshire Piece 1116: Monthly Meeting of Settle (1652-1775)
    • This source includes various (sub) Meeting communities beyond Settle such as Bentham and Bolland
      • It would be helpful in figuring out families to determine which surnames frequented each one...

page 9 of 296

  • ARMISTEAD
  • ADISON
  • AIRTON
  • ATKINSON .. Isabel b. 1657 and m. (p. 44)
  • BANKS
  • BALEY
  • BATESON
  • BATTERSBIE
  • BLAND .. (no birth record but there are mar. & bur.; see also Giles Bland and children
  • BRADLEY .. Thomas Bradley of Little Banke > ~• his dau. married an ATKINSON
  • BARRET
  • BEETHAM
  • BENTHAM
  • BEASOCKS
  • BREATHERWICKE
  • BIRCKBECK
  • BIRKET
  • BOOTHMAN
  • BOND = of Newton in Bolland Thomas Bond page 12 (81 of 296) born April 7,1677 to Dorothy and John Bond
  • BOULTON
  • BURROW
  • CAMWELL
  • CARR
  • CARASS
  • CHADWICK
  • CHAPMAN
  • CLARK
  • COLME
  • COORE CORE COARE
  • COOKSON
  • CORT
  • CLOUGH
  • CROASDALE (future PA, USA quakers)
  • CROSER
  • CUMBERLAND
  • CUTLER of Bolland Meeting
  • DAWSON
  • DAWTRY
  • DAVISON .. the William Davison of Howclosegate, Mewith family
  • DRAKE
  • DEWHURST
  • DICKINSON
  • DRIVER
  • EDMONDSON
  • EGLIN
  • ELLIS
  • FRANKLAND
  • FLESHER
  • FOSTER
  • GELDART
  • GIBSON .. Ann Bland, widow Gibson, maiden name undetermined
  • GLOVER
  • GUY.. Amadine, Robert, John : whose father is Richard Guy of Skalborn
  • HALL
  • HARDACRE
  • HARGRAVES
  • HARRISON
  • HARTLEY
  • HAWORTH
  • HAYHURST
  • HEATON
  • HEARSDON
  • HESKIT
  • HIGSON
  • HODGSON
  • HOLGATE
  • HOLT
  • INGHAM
  • JACKSON
  • JOHNSON
  • KAUMBER
  • KENDAL
  • KIDD
  • KING
  • LABREY
  • LAMBE
  • MANNERING
  • MARSHALL
  • MASON..................... Richard Mason married a Wildman
  • METCALF
  • MITCHELL
  • MOORE
  • MOONE
  • MORRAS
  • MULVEY
  • MYRES
  • NICHOLSON
  • OVEREND
  • PARKER
  • PARKINSON
  • PARSONS
  • PEACOCK
  • PEARSON
  • PRESTON
  • PHILLIPSON
  • PRIESTLEY
  • POTTER
  • PROCTOR
  • RAY
  • ROBARTS
  • ROBINSON
  • RUDD
  • SLATER
  • SEDGEWICK
  • STEVENSON
  • SHIRES
  • SKIRROW
  • SMITH
  • SQUIRE
  • SCOTT
  • STONEY
  • STOTT
  • SUTCLIFFE
  • SWYER
  • TATAUM
  • TATHAM .............WILDMAN TIES
  • TAYLFORTH
  • TENNANT
  • TILLISTON
  • THIRNBECK
  • THISTLETHWAITE
  • TOMLINSON
  • TOPHAM
  • TOWNSON
  • TURNER
  • WADDINGTON
  • WAIRDING & WADIRING
  • WALMSLEY .........................
  • WALNE ................................
  • WALTON
  • WARD .................................. Wildman marriage
  • WATSON
  • WARFE
  • WHALLEY
  • WEATHERALD (?) note that <Weathered> is a long-standing surname in the area
  • WETHERILT
  • WIGGLESWORKS
  • WILDE ................................Wildman marriage
  • WILDMAN ..

......................... there are circa 41 Wildman births

  • WILKENSON
  • WILSON
  • WINDLE
  • WORRALL ................................. I recall a Worrall marriage in Quaker Pennsylvania

The Index to the Register of Marriages

begins at page 28 of 296
I do not list them .

The Index to the Register of Burials

begins on page 40 of 296