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Which Newton in Quaker records?
« on: Tuesday 01 December 20 11:36 GMT (UK) »
I've found a significant number of ancestors who were Quakers in the 16th to 18th centuries. There are a lot of references to the location of Newton. It seems that there was a burial ground at Newton near Frodsham, but there was also a meeting house at Newton near Middlewich and, as several people (mainly named Merrick) were located at Eddisbury in the Delamere Forest, it could be either. I've found several who were buried at Newton and, even though they never lived there, were shown as "of Newton". I wondered if this suggested some sort of organisational district of Newton, as opposed to either of the actual villages. Anyone have any thoughts to clarify the confusion?

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Re: Which Newton in Quaker records?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 December 20 13:58 GMT (UK) »
Frodsham is nearer to Eddisbury than Middlewich to Eddisbury.  :-\
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Re: Which Newton in Quaker records?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 December 20 14:20 GMT (UK) »
PAK -- there appear to be some records of Newton Quakers (and other Cheshire locations) - at Cheshire Archives.

http://catalogue.cheshirearchives.org.uk/calmview/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=EFC&pos=2

If you tab down the list of places shown on this link (if it works!) you will see Newton near Frodsham.

It may be worth your while to email the Archives to see what they hold and you will then know if those records will be useful for you.
The Archives are likely closed during lockdown and may still be after we move into Tiers tomorrow -- but maybe they are answering queries, albeit slowly!
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.