Index of Cumberland Quaker Families

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These are lists of Cumbrian family names appearing in two books covering the early period of Quakerism in the area.

Besse's work covers the period up to 1690. Ferguson's work continues into the early part of the 18th century. MANY LOCAL QUAKER FAMILIES ARE NOT MENTIONED IN EITHER WORK (The Beebys for example). Further references will be added to these lists in the future.

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Individuals with chapters devoted to them in 'Early Cumberland and Westmorland Friends' by R.S. Ferguson, M.A. (1871)

AUDLAND, John and Ann

ATKINSON, Aaron, Henry, Joseph and Christopher

BARTON, Barnard

BEWLEY

BURROUGH, Edward

BURNYEAT, John

BANKS, John - Includes description of conditions in Carlisle Jail

BOUSTEAD, John

BOWNAS, Samuel

CAMM, John

DICKENSON, James

FEARON, Peter and Jane

HOWGILL, Francis

HALHEAD, Miles

HODGSON, David

LAWSON, Thomas

OSTELL, Jonathan

STORDY, Thomas - died in prison at Carlisle

STORY, Christopher and Bridget

STORY, John

STORY, Thomas - companion of William Penn

STUBBS, John and Thomas - former soldier, travelled widely

WHITEHEAD, George

WILKINSON, John

WILSON, Thomas

Many other families in mentioned in the general text.


Families mentioned in 'Sufferings of the Quakers'
by Jospeh Besse
CUMBERLAND ONLY 1653-1690

The list includes persecutors as well as the persecuted

Where dates are given, there is more than one entry for the family

Adamson, Adcock 1664, 1685, Aglionby, Allason 1663, 1684, 1688,
Armstrong 1679, 1685, Ashley

Banks, Barne, Barnes, Bell, Bewley, Bewman, Biglands 1661, 1688, Birkett, Birkhead, Blair, Blemer, Bond 1662, 1680, Bone, Bouch, Bowman, Bulman, Burnyeat 1662, 1663.

Caipe, Carleton, Carpe, Clark, Earl of Chester, Cordell

Dalston,1679, 1682, Dewsbury, Dobinson 1661, 1680, Drapp, Drewry

Fallowfield, Fawcett 1663, 1664, 1670, Fearon 1664, 1670, 1683, 1684, 1688, Fell, Fletcher

Gardhouse, Gibson, Gill, 1664, 1670, Gillespy, Glaister, Graham, Grave, 1657, 1662, Gray, Gwin

Hall 1662, 1684, Hassard, Hayton 1660, 1662, Hazard, Head, 1654, 1684, Heath, Hethrington 1664, 1679, 1685, Holme, Howard, Hunter, Huntington 1653, 1660, 1670.

Jackson, Johnson

Langcake, Latimer, Leathes, Leverook, Longstake, Lowry, Lowther, Lowthwait

Manser 1660, 1661, Mark, Martin 1653, 1660, Matthew, Monkhouse, Morrison 1663, 1664.

Nelson, Nichols, Nicholson, 1682, 1683, Noble

Oglethrop, Ostell 1679/80, 1688

Palmer, Parker, Pattinson, Peacock, Pearson, Peele, Porter, Priestman

Rawlinson, Ribton 1660, 1662, 1684, Richardson 1654, 1662, 1664, 1680, Robinson 1660, 1662, 1682, 1684, Roger, Rowland

Saul 1679/80, 1688, 1682, Savage, Scollick, Scott, Senhouse, Sharp, Shepherd, Simpson, Simson, Skelton, Slee 1654, 1662, Smallwood, Sowerby, Splatt, Stalker, Stamper, Stanley, Stanton, Steel, Stordy, Story 1660 , 1683, 1684, 1685, Strickett, Stubbs 1653, 1654, Summers

Taylor, Thompson, Tickell 1657, 1664, 1684, Tiffin 1663, 1683, Todhunter, Tolson, Tweedal, Twiddale, Tyson

Vowe

Waite,1679 , 1682, Watson 1660, 1662, 1679, 1687, Waugh, Westray, Whitburne, White, Wilkinson, Wilson 1657, 1662, 1664, 1684, Withers, Wood, Wright

An excellent reprint of the book, which also covers Westmorland, Durham, Northumberland, Lancashire and The Isle of Man is available through the Quaker Family History Society.
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