Quakers in Wales

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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

  • Carmarthenshire and Glamorgan Monthly Meeting (later renamed South Wales Monthly Meeting)
  • Dolobran Monthly Meeting, also called Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Monthly Meeting (1668-mid 1700s when Montgomeryshire was detached)
  • Hereford and Radnor Monthly Meeting (from 1834; later renamed Hereford and Mid Wales Monthly meeting)
  • Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire Monthly Meeting (to 1829, when became part of North Wales Monthly Meeting)
  • Monmouthshire Monthly Meeting (to 1836, when it was subsumed into South Wales Monthly Meeting)
  • Montgomeryshire Monthly Meeting (from mid-1700s)
  • North Wales Monthly Meeting (from 1829, from from merger of Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire Monthly Meeting and Radnor Monthly Meeting; in 1834 joined with Leominster and Ross Monthly meeting to form Hereford and Radnor Monthly Meeting)
  • Pembrokeshire Monthly Meeting (to 1829, when it was subsumed into South Wales Monthly Meeting)
  • Radnor Monthly Meeting (to 1829, when became part of North Wales Monthly Meeting)
  • South Wales Monthly Meeting (formerly Carmarthenshire and Glamorgan Monthly Meeting)

Yearly Meetings

  • Quaker Yearly Meeting in Wales 1692-1797 web


Meeting Houses


  • Quaker Family History Society website - Wales


  • Geo. Eyre Evans, Friends in Carmarthenshire, Friends Historical Society, web
  • Joseph Besse. Sufferings of Early Quakers, 1753, Vol. I, pp.735-762, Chapter XXV, Wales, Hathi Trust
  • Richard Allen. Quaker Communities in Early Modern Wales: From Resistance to Respectability, University of Wales Press, 2007
  • Richard C Allen. Nantucket Quakers and the Milford Haven Whaling Industry, c. 1791-1821, article in 'Quaker Studies', Vo. 15/1, 2010, available here on the internet, accessed 13 February 2020
  • Charles Browning. Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania, William J Campbell, Pennsylvania, 1912, Internet Archive
  • Owain Gethin Evans. Benign Neglect. The Quakers and Wales circa 1860-1918, Bridge Books, 2014
  • Mary John. From Redstone to the Welsh Tract, Pembrokeshire Historical Society, web, accessed 29 May 2021 (about Welsh Quaker Narberth, Pembrokeshire who emigrated to Pennsylvania)
  • John Kelsall Diaries & Journals, transcribed by George Adamson, ed. Peter Adamson and Peter Crew, 2020, PDF on Academia: main genealogical information on John Kelsall Diaries and Journals free space page
  • Trevor Alexander MacPherson (Matthew MacPherson, illustrator). Friends in Radnorshire, Verzon Books, 1999
  • William Gregory Norris (ed. Norman Penney). John Ap John and Early Records of Friends in Wales, Friends Historical Society, 1907, Internet Archive
  • T Mardy Rees. A History of the Quakers in Wales and their Emigration to North America, W Spurrell and Son, Carmarthen, 1925
  • David Salmon. The Quakers of Pembrokeshire, article in 'West Wales Historical Records' (the annual magazine of the Historical Society of West Wales), Vol. IX, 1923, Internet Archive
  • Martin Williams. Some Quakers in Mid Wales and the Marches 1654 to 1944, web version, accessed 13 February 2020
  • Martin Williams. Evangelical Friends in Radnorshire from the Late 19th Century, PDF on website of Pales Quaker Meeting House, accessed 13 February 2020


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