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From: Christine Pettit <>
Subject: [NHSTRAFF] Re: QUAKERS' Dover NH records (Re: [MEYORK] Land Records)
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 07:24:57 -0700
Vital records from the Dover Monthly Meeting were published in the New
Hampshire Genealogical Record. However, MUCH MORE information can be found
in the actual minutes of the meetings, such as those admitted, disowned,
and those who witnessed marriages.
The LDS have many Quaker records on film, but I had to go to Rhode Island
to see the Dover records. Films can be purchased from the Rhode Island
Historical Society, but they are expensive and the Dover records are on
At 09:31 AM 6/11/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Have the Dover NH Quaker records been published? If so, where?
>We know those meetings included several folks from York County, ME.
>Good job below in using lack of Congr. ch. records as a Quaker clue!
>----- Original Message (condensed for optional re-reading) -----
>From: "Christine Pettit" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 12:11 AM
>Subject: [MEYORK] Land Records
> > . . . . I recently found Hezekiah Cook, his parents and his brothers
>listed as witnesses of various marriages recorded in the minutes of the
> Dover Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers). I suspected
>they were Quakers, because I could find land records and census records,
>but no vital records. Finally, I found my proof, but still no vital records.
> not find any vital records for the Quakers that attended the meetings from
> Madbury. Perhaps they have not survived. If anyone knows where they
>can be found, please let me know. The Dover records are at the Rhode
>Island Historical Society. They have not been filmed by the LDS, apparently.
> > My OBSERVATION has been that many of these families that were
>Quakers later ended up in the Freewill Baptist church. This must have
>been a comfortable transition for them. Perhaps someone
>more knowledgeable can shed some light on this detail.
> > Have you checked land records? . . It's often fascinating reading, too.<
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