This book presents the history of the Irish Quakers from their origins in Ireland to their settlement in Pennsylvania. The book is divided into three parts. Part One begins with the planting of Quakerism in Ireland. It then goes on to discuss the rise of Quakerism in England, the Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland, the beginnings of Quakerism in Ireland and the racial origin of the Friends of Ireland. Part Two begins the migration of the Irish Friends to Pennsylvania. This section discusses the reasons for the Irish Friends' immigration into Pennsylvania, the places in Ireland from which the Friends came, the different waves of immigration, and the ways and means of migration. Part Three shows the Irish Friends in Pennsylvania. Topics discussed include the places of settlement, the social life of the Irish Friends, and the prominent Irish Friends. The book's appendix includes lists of certificates of removal from Ireland received at the monthly meetings of Friends of Pennsylvania, 1682-1750. Counties involved include: Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Lancaster, and York in Pennsylvania; New Castle County, Delaware; and Cecil County, Maryland.
There also are some extracts from Irish records including information of the Wright, Farquhar, McMillan, Marsh, Mackey, and Moore families. A bibliography and a surname index add to the value of the text.
Albert Cook Myers
(1902), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 504 pp.