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The Religious Society of Friends
The History of
BALLYHAGAN and RICHHILL MEETINGS

1654 - 1793 - 2004
Compiled by George R. Chapman
Issued by Richhill Preparative Meeting
with the support of the following committee
COMMITTEE:
Howard E. Allen Allen H. Pearson (Convenor)
Catherine M. Loney David R.W. Peile
Brian A. McDonagh Muriel E. Peile
Doreen M. McDonagh Everett V.B. Wilson (Deceased 1979)

ENQUIRIES TO
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
IRISH STREET
RICHHILL
Co. ARMAGH
NORTHERN IRELAND

Published 1979

printed by TYRONE PUBLISHING CO. LTD., Georges Street, Dungannon.

Second Edition Edited by Thomas Stothers

Published 2005

printed by Instantprint, Armagh Tel: 028 3852 4900.

Impression of the Quaker Meeting House, Ballyhagan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland by Brian A. McDonagh
Impression of the Quaker Meeting House, Ballyhagan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland by Brian A. McDonagh
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION TO SECOND EDITION and FOREWARD
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
THE AUTHOR
 
Chapter 1 How Quakerism came to Ireland
  BEGINNINGS 1654
  EDMONDSON'S ENCOUNTER WITH FOX
  THE CALL TO PIONEER
 
Chapter 2 Ballyhagan Meeting Early Days
  BALLYHAGAN MEETING HOUSE
  FOX'S REVOLUTIONARY GOSPEL
  GEORGE FOX'S VISIT TO IRELAND 1669
  OPPOSITION TO PAYMENT OF TITHES
  MONEY OR MONIE BURIAL GROUND
 
Chapter 3 Civil War 1689/1690 - Its effects on Ballyhagan Friends
  A letter to Anthony Sharp, Dublin, from Two Friends of Ballyhagan Meeting Dated Ballyhagan the 4th of 6th Month, 1690.
  A letter to Anthony Sharp and Amos Strettell from four Friends from the Meeting at Ballyhagan dated 12th month, 1690.
  AFTERMATH OF CIVIL WAR
 
Chapter 4 Life in Rural Ireland - 1716 - 1740
  THE WILL BOOK OF BALLYHAGAN MEETING 1716-1740
  FURNITURE
  THE HEARTH
  VESSELS AND CONTAINERS
  AGRICULTURE
  CRAFT WORK
  GENERAL OBSERVATIONS
  DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN RURAL LIFE
 
Chapter 5 Visiting Friends
  FRIENDS TRAVELLING IN THE MINISTRY
  THE NAMES OF FRIENDS IN UNITY BELONGING TO BALLYHAGAN MEETING 1779 WHO WERE VISITED
  THE NAMES OF FRIENDS NOT IN UNITY BELONGING TO BALLYHAGAN MEETING 1779 WHO WERE VISITED
 
Chapter 6 Emigration to the New World
  FRIENDS WHO EMIGRATED FROM BALLYHAGAN MEETING TO PENNSYLVANIA BETWEEN YEARS 1682 - 1750
 
Chapter 7 Transfer of the Meeting to Richhil
  RECORDS OF ULSTER QUARTERLY MEETING
  SITE OFFERED AT RICHHILL
  THE SACHEVERELL FAMILY
  THE MEETING HOUSE LEASE
  THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
  JOHN WESLEY'S VISIT TO RICHHILL
  THE MYTH OF THE MURDERED QUAKER
 
Chapter 8 The nineteenth Century
  THE 1859 REVIVAL
  EDUCATION
  COMMENCEMENT OF LIBRARY
  JONATHAN BINNS ACCOUNT OF HIS VISIT IN 1837
  ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
  SITE FOR ADDITIONAL MEETING DISCUSSED
  MARRIAGE
  BROOKFIELD SCHOOL 1836-1922
  DISCIPLINARY ACTION
 
Chapter 9 Reminiscences about some Friends in the Meeting
  R. ERNEST LAMB, 1887 - 1973
 
Chapter 10 Developments since 1900 and the way ahead
  RICHHILL PREPARATIVE MEETING
  GRANGE AND RICHHILL MONTHLY MEETING
  WOMEN'S MEETING
  SUNDAY SCHOOL
  REPAIRS TO MEETING HOUSE AND GROUNDS
  FAMILY SUNDAY
  CONCLUSION
 
Chapter 11 The Last 25 years
  PREMISES
  350th ANNIVERSARY
  THE BLACKBURN ASSOCIATION
  QUAKER TRAIL DAYS
  RESEARCH
  LIBRARY BY ALLEN PEARSON
  LIST OF BORROWERS 1822-1824
  WEB SITES
  WWW.BLACKBURN-TREE.ORG
  WWW.SINTON-FAMILY-TREES.COM
 
APPENDICES EXTRACTS FROM MINUTES BALLYHAGAN MENS MEETING FROM YEARS 1707-1793
  EXTRACTS FROM TREASURER'S BOOK BALLYHAGAN MEETING
  THE TESTIMONY OF BALLYHAGAN MEN'S AND WOMEN'S MEETING CONCERNING MARY WETHERALD
  DETAILS OF REPAIRS AND ADDITIONS TO MEETING HOUSE AND GROUNDS OVER THE YEARS
  MEMBERSHIP OF RICHHILL MEETING 1779 (Ballyhagan)
  CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF QUAKER INTEREST
  CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF RICHHILL AND ULSTER INTEREST
  INVITATION FROM RICHHILL PREPARATIVE MEETING 1/8/1979
  FRONT COVER
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