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From: Carol Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Need Some Help
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 20:15:00 -0400
< Sadsbury is IN PA, why would it be excluded? how about the Exeter MM?
I think that is where he went to from Sadsbury...>
Sorry, but it is a misconception that all of the Quaker records are in
Hinshaw's volumes. Only Philadelphia and Falls are included in his
volume 2, NJ/PA. Not only are all of the MMs not represented, but the
ones that are represented have had their records edited and
abbreviated. Marshall, who aided in it's production, states in the
introduction that only those subjects having genealogical interest were
incorporated. The compilation of the Falls MM in Anna Miller Watring's
book, "Bucks County, Pennsylvania CHURCH RECORDS OF THE 17th & 18th
CENTURIES, Volume 3," shows that (I quote from her introduction)
"Hinshaw omitted references to military service, fornication (usually
alluding to premarital sex) marrying cousins, indebtedness,
disagreements between two parties and other situations."
The 1997 letter from Jeff Palmer to this BB in response to an inquiry
about Sadsbury MM, cut and pasted below, should give you enough info to
contact the MM. Many still keep copies of their old records. If not,
his suggestion of Swarthmore is a good one. Haverford College also has
many original Quaker Records.
From: Jeff Palmer <>
Subject: Re: Sadsbury MM
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 16:29:21 -0400 (EDT)
According to the "Book of Meetings" (jointly published by the Race and
Arch Street Philadelphia Yearly Meetings, 1940) Sadsbury MM is held at
Christiana Meeting House which is at Christiana on Rt. 41 3 miles south
US Rt. 30. The meeting was formerly held at the old Sadsbury Meeting
House a mile north of Christiana. The new meeting was built in 1901/02.
Christiana is right on the border of Chester and Lancaster Counties.
I expect that the meeting's records could be found at the Friends
Historical Library at Swarthmore College.
On Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at 07:04 PM, Mary D wrote:
> Sadsbury is IN PA, why would it be excluded? how about the Exeter MM? I
> think that is where he went to from Sadsbury...
>> If you still feel certain about their association with Sadsbury MM,
>> please be aware that it was most common to marry at the wife's MM.
>> Sadly, The "Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy" does not hold
>> on all the monthly meetings. Sadsbury is not covered in the NJ/PA
>> volume. You may have to research local or original sources.