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Offline Wattsy

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Quaker records - Durham
« on: Monday 18 November 13 19:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Just a quick request. Whilst checking the Quaker records for Durham I have noticed that beside some death/burial records there appears a note saying "not in unity".  Does anyone know what this means.
Many thanks.

Wattsy

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Re: Quaker records - Durham
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 November 13 19:16 GMT (UK) »
The practice of "disownment" proclaiming that someone was not in unity with the main body of Friends had been in use since the earliest years, but now it had additional applications. Previously acknowledged members could be disowned for various faults, including disorderly walking, bankruptcy, and marrying non-Quakers, though as the discipline was applied by Monthly and Quarterly Meetings, practice varied.
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/History_of_Quakers_in_Britain_and_Ireland
Mapstone, Mapston.
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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