Books on Hertfordshire
Where God had a People
Quakers in St Albans over Three Hundred Years
by Clifford Crellin
Published by the St Albans Preparative Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
1999 [ISBN 0 9536729 0 5]
An excellent specialist history - with good illustrations. One of the goodies for the genealogist is a copy of the document (ref HALS QPE/4) signed by the Quakers of Hertfordshire affirming at the election of the Knights of the Shire in 1697. They were:
John Stout, Wm. Rudd, Rich. Thomas, James Wethered* , John Addams, John Beale, Jonathan ?, Edward North, Thomas Beech, Thomas Barrey, John Weedon*, John Killiee?, Jon Nickels?, George Edridge?, Thos. Scales X, Simon Millward, Edward Halsey*, John Foster, Philip Thomson, George Welsh, Henry Rayner, John Waller, John Archdell, James Clark, James Appleby, Will Okeley, Edmund How*, Zachary Neale**, Robert Dimsdale*, Joseph Wllkinson, Will Barker, Richard Rarnsey, Charles Schooling, H. Exton, George Robins, John Gladman, Jno. Tailor, Thos. Nickolls, George Wilshere, Wm Scales X, William Lucas, John O Taylor, Edward Penyfeather, Nathaniel Bray, Tho.Fish, Anthony Fage*, Jo. Tingay, Will X Kent, John Siggins, Wm. Loddington, John Ir...? Senr, Edw. H. Foskin, Jonathan Blewitt, Francis Pye/Pyin?, Nicholas King, Henry H Sweeting, Robert More, Thos. Kent, John Goodman, Williann Page, Thomas Pryor, Thomas Baldock, Henry Stevens*, Stephen Crow, Joseph Jaques, John Lattemore, Peter Cawdell, William Starwood, Samuel Pryor, John Miles/Mills?, Isaac Fairman, Tom ?Mills.
All presumably will have been residents of Hertfordshire. An X indicates that the person was unable to write their own signature - the others occurring on the document. An asterisk indicates they are known to have been associated with the St Albans Meeting.
The St Albans Quaker web site is at llquakers.org.uk/stalbans and includes a brief history of the St Albans Quakers on the information in this book. It also says copies are available from the Meeting.
For a general guide on Quakers records see My Ancestors were Quakers
There is a web page for St Albans
See Also: Books relating to Religion in Hertfordshire
At the time this page was last updated this was apparently still available from the St Albans Meeting.
Page updated December 2005