Category: Merion Monthly Meeting, Merion Station, Pennsylvania

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Name: Merion Monthly Meeting, Marion Station, Pennsylvania
Location:Category: Merion Station, Pennsylvania
Address:615 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, Pennsylvania 19066
Affiliation:Society of Friends
Cemetery:Merion Friends Burial Ground, Merion Station, Pennsylvania
Web page:http://merionfriends.org
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A short history from the website of the Merion Friends Meeting:

The Meeting, as a group of Quakers, began in 1682 upon arrival of the first boatload of the First Company of Welsh families fleeing persecution for their non-conformist worship in Wales. Edward Jones, son-in-law of Dr. Thomas Wynne, Quaker physician and friend of William Penn led them.
In 1695 the now thriving community in "Merion," named in honor of their Welsh Merionethshire, built a stone meeting house, later to be enlarged. It stood on a well-used path linking the Welsh farms to Philadelphia. Tradition says William Penn visited and preached here. In the loft above the meeting room, school was held for girls and boys, including Indian children.
There is evidence that this is the most pictured Friends meeting house in the United States, if not the world, probably because of its age, and because it was easily accessible from a growing metropolis once a publishing center. Two additional acres were given the Meeting in 1801 and 1804 by John Dickinson, a participant in founding our nation who had family ties to Merion.
Merion Friends recently received a great honor when the meetinghouse was declared a National Landmark by the Dept. of Interior in Washington, D.C. Weekly meetings for worship, as well as occasional weddings and burials in the adjacent grounds, continue to the present day.
-Mary Lucy Mendenhall Wood, archivist of the Merion Friends Meeting

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Finding aids for materials deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and Haverford College Quaker Collection:

Person Profiles (10)

1657 Fron Goch, Merionethshire, Wales - 10 Aug 1697
abt 1688 Edinburgh, Scotland - 1752
bef 29 Sep 1642 Grinshill, Shropshire, England - bef 20 Jul 1699
abt 1653 Frongoch, Merionethshire, Wales - abt 1686
aft 1663 Llwyn-du (in Llwyngwril, par. Llangelynin), Merioneth, Wales - 23 Aug 1697
24 Feb 1683 Penllyn, Glamorgan, Wales - aft 21 Aug 1761 photo
abt 1644 Kiltalgarth, Parish Llanvawr, Merionethshire, Wales - 17 Aug 1702
21 May 1786 Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1669 Bronvedog, Ysceifiog, Flintshire, Wales - 28 Feb 1721
20 Jul 1627 Caerwys, Flintshire, Wales - 16 Jan 1692




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