English Quakers Team

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Welcome to the English Quakers Team

The English Quakers Team is jointly sponsored by the Quakers Project and the England Project.



The overall aim is to improve WikiTree's coverage of English Quakers by, among other things:

  • adding new, well-sourced profiles
  • improving existing profiles
  • adding the Quakers sticker to English Quaker profiles which do not yet have it
  • adding appropriate Quaker categories to profiles, particularly for
  • creating related Freespace pages

In our work we follow the policies and guidelines of the England Project and the Quakers Project.

How to Join

Please contact Michael Cayley or Stephen Trueblood.

It would help if you are already a member of the Quakers Project, or join the Quakers Project, but this is not required.

Quaker Information by English County

Quakers in England: County Information and Resources Links to English counties with monthly meetings, burial grounds, research material, categories, and info.

Guidelines for Geographical Categorisation

The aim is to use Monthly Meetings as the main basis for geographical categorisation (or Area Meetings - the successors to Monthly Meetings - for very recent Quakers), and to add Monthly Meeting categories to profiles wherever possible. Where no Monthly Meeting is known, but a county is known, please categorise by county, as in Category: Lancashire Quakers - if you create a new county category, place it under Category: English Quakers.

New Monthly Meeting categories should be of the form Category: Name of Monthly Meeting, Historic County. They should be placed under two higher level categories:

  • Quaker Meetings, England
  • Name of County, Religious Institutions

If in doubt, please look at what has been done for existing Monthly Meeting categories, or ask a Project leader to set up the category.

We are not using Quarterly Meetings or Preparative Meetings for categorisation.

Please be aware that the Monthly Meeting structure has evolved over time, with some changes of name, some geographical splits, and some amalgamations. Where there have been such changes, it is helpful to note them on the Monthly Meeting category page, along with any other historical information that may help others.

  • Where there has been an amalgamation or a split, separate categories should be created for the Monthly Meetings that existed at the different dates, as for Hardshaw, Hardshaw East and Hardshaw West Monthly Meetings, with notes on the category pages about the amalgamation/split.
  • Where there is just a change of name, the later name should be used for the category, with a note on the category page, as has been done with Ratcliff and Barking Monthly Meeting.

Be aware too that on the main commercial genealogical sites, splits and amalgamations may mean that records are attributed to a Monthly Meeting that did not exist at the time to which the record relates. For instance, Hardshaw Monthly Meeting split into Hardshaw East and Hardshaw West in 1818. Ancestry and other sites commonly attribute earlier records to Hardshaw East and Hardshaw West even though they did not then exist. For these earlier records, the correct Monthly Meeting is Hardshaw Monthly Meeting.

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Hello England Quaker team,

I'm on the Notts county team and have been working on adding & locating profiles for notable people who were born in / associated with Notts. While doing this I happened to notice that quite a few of them were quakers. I've listed the relevant profiles below. If you'd like to add any quaker categories, further quaker sources etc to these profiles and their family members then please do.

Best wishes, Helen.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fox-19904 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Southall-560 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ellis-16523 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ellis-14288 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Howitt-68 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Botham-148

posted by Helen (Parker) Flight
John Taylor Hicks was a Quaker. I wanted to direct him to you because I am not sure of the tag to use for him.


posted by Sara Rice
He was American so this is not for the English Quakers team, but I have added the Quakers sticker and made some other editorial changes.
posted by Michael Cayley