Author Topic: Not All Quaker Records are Online - Before 1837? HOOD; PEARSON; COOK(E); ALFRED  (Read 611 times)

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Re: Not All Quaker Records are Online - Before 1837? HOOD; PEARSON; COOK(E); ALFRED
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 12 October 17 15:51 BST (UK) »
What a good find!  Fascinating to have a glimpse of the procedures Quakers used to "vet" potential members.  Suddenly, George Hood becomes a real person, not just a name with dates attached. 

All the best
Philip

Hello Philip

Good to have a bit of a character reference "a conscientious man"!

Two years later in 1838 George Hood was elected Overseer of the Poor at Selby (Newspaper source).

The current successors HSBC Archives (former Midland Bank Archives), of the former York City & County Banking Co. still have an 1840s Selby Branch List of those who they can loan to without further reference and those who could be, or are likely to be poor repayers, with my George Hood, Brewer listed, which ties in with him being "a conscientious man".

Sadly they don't have his Place of Birth!

Quite amazing what is out there to be discovered!

Regards Mark
George HOOD of Selby Before 1812 - Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

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