Quakers in Suffolk

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Monthly Meetings

Please note that the Quakers Project uses Monthly Meetings for categorisation purposes, not Quarterly Meetings or local Preparative Meetings

  • Beccles Monthly Meeting (merged with Woodbridge Monthly Meeting in 1798; in 1801 most of the preparative meetings were transferred to Yarmouth Monthly Meeting, Norfolk)
  • Bury (St Edmunds) Monthly Meeting (from 1741) - commonly called Bury Monthly Meeting in Quaker records
    • No surviving marriage registers until 1762 but notices of marriage intention will be in Monthly Meeting minutes
  • Ipswich Monthly Meeting (later renamed Woodbridge)
  • Mendlesham Monthly Meeting (renamed Bury Monthly Meeting in 1741)
    • No surviving registers from before 1700; no surviving marriage registers but notices of marriage intention will be in Monthly Meeting minutes
  • Sudbury Monthly Meeting
  • Woodbridge Monthly Meeting (formerly named Ipswich)


  • Beccles Friends Burial Ground
  • Bredfield Friends Burial Ground
  • Bury St Edmunds Friends Burial Ground
  • Ipswich Friends Burial Ground
  • Leiston Friends Burial Ground
  • Needham Market Friends Burial Ground
  • Pakefield Friends Burial Ground
  • Sudbury Friends Burial Ground
  • Woodbridge Friends Burial Ground

Meeting Houses


  • Quaker Family History Society website - Suffolk


  • Joseph Besse. Sufferings of Early Quakers, 1753, Vol. I, pp. 657-687, Chapter XXXII, Suffolk, Hathi Trust
  • Colin Dykes. The Dikes of Bury St Edmunds and their Relatives, 'Quaker Connections' (magazine of the Quaker Family History Society), No. 82, March 2021, pp. 22-30


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