Author Topic: Society of Friends (Quaker) Disownment Records  (Read 2991 times)

Offline jmorrey

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Society of Friends (Quaker) Disownment Records
« on: Tuesday 19 August 14 04:10 BST (UK) »
I understand that the annotation "Parents not in Unity" on a Quaker birth record can mean the parents were disowned from the congregation for having (1) married outside the Quaker faith or (2) having a child out of wedlock.  Such an annotation appears on the birth record of a man I suspect is the younger brother of my ancestor.  No known birth record for my ancestor exists.  My theory is that my ancestor's birth was in fact the reason the parents were disowned.  Do records of disownment still exist, and if so, and where might I go to find them?  This would have occurred in the Nantwich or Sandbach quaker congregations in about 1783.

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Re: Society of Friends (Quaker) Disownment Records
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 August 14 08:49 BST (UK) »
Mapstone, Mapston.
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