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Evesham Friends Meeting House

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Date: 1698
Location: 436 Mt Laurel Rd, Mt Laurel, New Jersey 08054 (corner of Mt. Laurel Road & Mt. Laurel Hainesport Roadmap
Surnames/tags: Quakers Mount Laurel Meeting House
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Evesham Friends Meeting House

The first account we have of meetings at Evesham, is of one held at the dwelling of William Evans, in 1694—his wife Elizabeth was a minister.[1]
A meeting-house was built in 1698, which was replaced by another, in 1760, of stone, this was enlarged in 1798, and formed the present venerable-looking structure, which stands as a monument to the liberality of Friends of that day.[1]
The Evesham Preparative Meeting was established at Mount Laurel by the Newton (Haddonfield) Monthly Meeting. In 1717, the meeting alternated between Evesham and Chester. A meeting for worship entirely in Evesham was established in 1736.[2]
The Evesham Monthly Meeting was "established in 1760 by authority of Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting by setting off Friends of Evesham and Chester from Haddonfield Monthly Meeting. The meeting was discontinued in 1884, the members thereof being attached to Chester and Medford."[3]
In the Third Month, 1793, the Monthly Meeting of Evesham proposed to the Quarterly Meeting held at Salem, that there be a division of that Monthly Meeting, viz - that Friends of Upper Evesham and Cropwell Particular Meetings become a Monthly Meeting, which was united with, and the Monthly Meeting of Upper Evesham organized First Mo. 1794.[1]
Also known as the Mount Laurel Meeting Place[4]
The current building was constructed in 1760 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]
The original meeting house was erected in 1698 on the current site, directly behind the current building. [5]

Evesham/Mount Laurel Friends Burying Ground

Common surnames found in this cemetery - Borton, Buzby, Dudley, Engle, Evans, French, Garwood, Griffits, Haines, Hewlings, Hollinshead, Hooten, LIppincott, Mason, Matlack, Moore, Roberts, Warrington, Wilkins
Note - This Burying Ground has two listings at Find a Grave.
In 1798, a new cemetery was established about 1/3 mile away and is today called Mount Laurel Friends Burial Ground.

Records Kept by Evesham Monthly Meeting

Men's Minutes, 1760-1827
Men's Minutes, 1827-1884
Women's Minutes, 1760-1827
Birth and Deaths 1713-1827
Marriages, 1760-1794.
Births and Deaths, Marriages, etc. 1827-1884[6]

Meetings of Ministers and Elders

Minutes 1762-1827.
Minutes, 1828-1884. [7]

Evesham Meeting References

  • Book - Meldrum, Charlotte D, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey (Family Line Publications, Rear 63 East Main St, Westminster, MD 21157 800-876-6103. 1995), Pages 131- 203

Evesham and Specific Surnames

Link to Thomas French on Wikitree

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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jerseyman. History Than and Now.
  2. Meldrum, Charlotte D, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey (Family Line Publications, Rear 63 East Main St, Westminster, MD 21157 800-876-6103. 1995), Volume 2, page v.
  3. Ancestry.com. A list of the records of the meetings constituting the yearly meeting of the Society of Friends [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Bunting, Morgan.. A list of the records of the meetings constituting the yearly meeting of the Society of Friends : held at Fifteenth and Race Streets, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed for the Representative Committee, 1984. Subscription - [1]
  4. Google Maps [2]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wikipedia Evesham Friends Meeting House
  6. Ancestry.com. Subscription- A list of the records of the meetings constituting the yearly meeting of the Society of Friends Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Bunting, Morgan.. A list of the records of the meetings constituting the yearly meeting of the Society of Friends : held at Fifteenth and Race Streets, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed for the Representative Committee, 1984.
  7. Ancestry.com. Subscription - A list of the records of the meetings constituting the yearly meeting of the Society of Friends Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Bunting, Morgan.. A list of the records of the meetings constituting the yearly meeting of the Society of Friends : held at Fifteenth and Race Streets, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed for the Representative Committee, 1984. Subscription -






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On 13 Nov 2017 at 14:00 GMT Robert Green wrote:

My Mason family line via John Mason (1650-1728) The Immigrant, has deep roots in this community and in the Evesham/Mt. Laurel Meeting House. You've probably seen this resource, but in case you haven't here's a link: https://www.archive.org/stream/historybortonan00masogoog/historybortonan00masogoog_djvu.txt