Gwynedd MM Men's Minutes 1745
transcribed from the microfilm hosted at the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College by James A. Quinn, Historian, Gwynedd Friends Meeting. Some punctuation was added for readibility (there is virtually none in the original). Words in brackets  are additions by the transcriber. Months 5-8 are direct transciptions. The other months are abstracted from the records. Created September 2009.
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Att our Monthly Meeting held at Gwynedd the 26th of the 1st mo, 1745 (abstracted)
1st John Pickering and Hannah Dawes - 2nd intentions - his certificate from Buckingham received - George Lewis and John Jones to oversee the marriage
2nd Joseph Cox and Catharine Watson - 2nd intentions - John Jacobs and David Thomas appointed
3rd William Morris and Elin William - 1st intentions - John Jones and John Davis appointed to inspect clearness
4th John Bell and Hannah Rees - 1st intentions - Wm Trotter and John Jones to inspect clearness
5th Rees Williams and Rache Star - 1st intentions
6th Henry Coulston to be spoken to
7th Certificates for Elizabeth Castner from Abington and Mary, the wife of John Star, from Bradford MM received
8th Friends produced a paper against Moses Roberts for his disorderly marriage
9th Owen Williams and Mary granted certificate to Haverford MM
10th John Roberts proposal to settle debts with Amos Janney not resolved as Janney had not replied to Roberts proposal
11th Roger Roger disowned, he "Acknowledged the way too straight for him to walk in as his conduct demonstrates"
12th John Jones, Owen Evans, Job Pugh, Joseph Jones are appointed to sort offenders of the same sort or like offences and to form a Minute on Terstification against such, according to the Nature of their Offences, and bring the same to next Meeting for Approbation.
Minutes of 2 mo., 30, 1745, abstracted
Two Marriages orderly accomplished
William Morris and Elin Williams - 2nd intentions - John Jones and John Davis to oversee marriage
John Bell and Hannah Reeds - 2nd intentions - William Trotter and John Jones appointed overseers of the marriage
Rees Williams and Rachel Star - 2nd intentions - he produced a certificate from Chester MM - Thomas Lewis and Wm Watson appointed overseers of the marriage
Francis Hobson Jr. and wife recieved on certificate from New Garden MM
Thos Lewis and William Evans to speak to Henry Coulston and get him to come to next Meeting to give satisfaction
Moses Star requested a certificate to Haverford MM to marry Sarah, the duaghter of Edward David - Thomas Lewis and William Watson to draw one up
William Conrad informs the meeting he cannot with freedom give Satisfaction
The testification against Moses Roberts to be read at next Meeting on 1st day
The committee to draw a minute against Offenders reported and the report to be read at the various Preparative Meetings
John Gordon guilty of drinking to excess
Quarterly Meeting Representatives appointed: John Jones, Robert Jones, George Lewis, Joshua Dickinson, John Jones Plymouth and John Forman
Abstract of minutes of 28, 3 mo., 1745
Three marriages orderly accomplished
Henry Coulston gave a paper condemning and disowning his outgoings in marriage which was received on tryall of future conduct
William Conrad had already wrote a paper condemning himself and did not want to write another one as suggested by Friends
John Gordon acknowledged his transgression and asked for forebearance
Granted certificate to Moses Star to proceed in marriage at Haverford MM
Reuben Roberts asked for certificate to Chester MM - William Roberts and Joshua Dickinson appointed
James Hines asked for certificate to Darby MM - John Jacobs and David Thomas appointed
Robert Valentine asked for certificate to Bradford MM - Thomas Lewis and William Watson appointed
Joseph Richardson of Providence gave leave to a priest to marry his daughter - he was present and acknowledged the transgression, which was received
Thomas Lewis and William Evans appointed overseers of Providence
Abstract of minutes of 4 mo., 25, 1745
Wm Conrad asked for one more month's forebearance
Reuben Roberts certificate drawn
James Hines and Robert Valentine certificates not drawn yet
Certificate for Sarah Morgan from Haverford MM was read and well received
"David Harry Jr. produced to this Meeting a paper which upon reading did not seem Satisfactory; therefore it is returned desiring he may consider it and endeavour to make it more satisfactory against next Meeting"
John Penquite requested cert to Wrighttown - Joseph Ambler and Isaac Jones appointed
Elizabeth Hawkesworth gave in a paper condemning her outgoing in Marriage and is a s follows: To Friends at the Monthly Meeting of North Wales I am truly Sorry I have made a break of the good order of our discipline in Relation to my outgoing in Marriage, having thereby brought trouble upon my good Friends. I desire they will be pleased to pass it by and that I may still continue under their Care as I hope by God's Assistance my Life and Conversation will render me worthy thereof this being the needful at present from your Friend Elizabeth Hawkesworth 2nd mo. 1745. The meeting receives the same and she admitted into Fellowship as her future Life and Conversatoin recommends her worthy."
Att our Monthly Meeting held in Gwynedd the 30th of th 5th mo. 1745 (full transcription)
1st A Friend Signified to last Meeting that William Conrad was sick and could not come to this Meeting so the affiar is defer'd for some time longer-
2nd The Friends appointed to draw the two Certicfates for the Persons mentioned last Meeting have performed their Charge which were approved and signed
3rdly The Friends apointed to draw a Certificate for John Penquite have not performed that service, they are therefore continued;;
4thly A Complaint Exhibited some time ago by Amos Janny against John Roberts is still continued. John Jones and Rees Harry are appointed to treat with him and endeavour to prevail upon him to Compromize the same as soon as possible
5thly The Overseers of Gwynedd Signified to this Meeting that Edward Lewis and Benjamin Williams have a Considerable time ago, transgressed our discipline in marrying before a Priest, their Conversation, otherwise disorderly this Meeting appoints Rowland Roberts and John Forman to treat with them and endeavour to bring them to a sense of their outgoing and to give satisfaction for the same and report as they find to our next Meeting
6thly Rowland Hugh, Abraham Dawes, Joseph Ambler, John Forman, Samuel Davis and WIlliam Roberts are appointed to attend the Service of the next Quarterly Meeting at Philadelphia, and to report that Love and Unity is maintained amongst us, Meetings kept up, and endeavours are used to put the Discipline of the Church in practice.
Att our Monthly Meeting held in Gwynedd the 27th of the 6th mo 1745 -- (full transcription)
1st William Conrfad sent by a Frtiend that he was not yet able to attend this Meeting; but desires a little time longer, which this Meeting Grants, hoping that by the next Meeting he may be prepared to give Satisfaction
2nd The Friends appointed to write a Certicate for John Penquite have performed that Charge which was approved and signed
3rd Granted at this Meeting a Certificated for Rachel Williams to Chester Monthly Meeting
4th Benj Williams being present gave in a paper which upon reading did not seem Satisfactory, the siad paper is returned to him desireing he may endeavour to make it more extensive and in better form by next Meeting
5thly John Roberts being present fave this Meeting to Understand that he intends to get the Money and go and pay man as soon as possible. This Meeting desires he may be as expedient as possible, also appoints John Evans and Rees Harry to write to Amos Janney of the proceedings of Friends on this Affair.
6thly The Friends appointed to speak with Edward Lewis report that he was not provided to give Satisfaction; but desired one Month's forebearance; The said Friends are again Continued to speak with him, and endeavour to bring him to a sense of his outgoing, and then to condemn the same.
7thly Application being made for a Certificate for Ellis Hugh to Abington Monthly Meeting to proceed in Marriage with a duaghter of William Atkison. - Robert Evans and WIlliam Foulke are appointed to make the necessary enquiry and write one accordingly.
8thly Application being made for a Certificate for Rowland Richard, and wife to Chester Monthly Meeting, Joshua Dickinson and Samuel Davis are appointed to enquire of their Conversation and circumstance and draw one accordingly against next Meeting
Att our Monthly Meeting held at Gwynedd the 24th of the 7th mo 1745 (full transcription)
1st A paper was given into this Meeting of William Conrad; but he not being present the said paper is lodged amongst the Meeting papers and Michael Thomas is appointed to acquaint him that Friends desire he may appear at our next Meeting according to our Discipline.
2nd The Friends appointed to treat with Benjamin Williams and Edward Lewis report that they were not yet prepared to give Friends Satrisfaction; but desire the Meeting to give them some longer time, which is granted and Friends desired to treat with them as they find freedom.
3rdly Elizabeth Pugh sent in a paper Condemning her unchaste Conduct, with him she was afterwards married to, and acknowledging her Transgression and exceeding sorrow for her sin, with desires others may take warning thereby and the same is received on tryal of her future Conduct the said paper is also ordered to be read at the close of a first day Meeting at new Providence before our next Monthly Meeting the care of doing it is left to Thomas Lewis.
4th The Friends apponted to draw a Certificate for Ellis Hugh, have accordingly done it which was read and signed and directed to Abington Monthly Meeting
5th The Friends appointed to enquire and draw a Certifacte for Rowland Richard and wife have not performed that service they are therefore continued
Att our Monthly Meeting held at Gwynedd the 29th of the 8th month 1745 (full transcription)
1st William Conrad not being present according to Friends desire; the Affair is deferd one Month longer, the Overseers of Plymouth are desired to treat with him and let him know that his paper will not be Satisfactory unless he appears at this Meeting
2ndly The Friends appointed to read the paper of Elizabeth Pugh at Providence has not performed that Service, they are therefore desired to do it before our next Meeting
3rdly The Friends appointed to draw a Certificate for Rowland Richard and his wife to Chester Monthly Meeting, have accordingly done the same which was read, approved and signed.
4thly Benjamin Cox and Elizabeth Watson declared their intentions of marriage with each other the first time. Thomas Lewis and William Evans are appointed to inspect his Conversations and Clearness and report as they find to our next Meeting.
5thly A Certificate for Elizabeth Watson from Middleton Monthly Meeting/Bucks County was given into this Meeting dated the 3rd of the 8th mo last giving account of her sober life and conversation also of good report which was read and received.
6thly Thomas Daves produced a Certificate for himself and wife from Abington Monthly Meeting dated the 3rd of the 8th mo giving an Account of their Sober and inoffensive Lives and Conversation as also of good report which was read and well received.
7thly Barbara Davies sent in a paper condemning her outgoing in Marriage and Sorrow for the same with desire Friends may pass it by, and that she may be continued under their Care the same is received on tryal of her future Conduct.
8thly Towamencin Friends requesting the priviledge of holding a Meeting at their School House every other first day during the Winter Season as usual, which is granted them to begin the 2nd first day in the next Month and to continue till the latter end of the 1st month.
9th John Jones, George Lewis, James Robeson, Joseph Jones, Robert Roger and Edward Edwards are appointed to attend the service of the next Quarterly Meeting at Philadelphia and to report that Love and Unity is maintained amongst us in a good degree, Meetings kept up and endeavours used to put the discipline in practice.d
Abstract of Meeting of 9 mo., 1745
William Conrad did not want to come to meeting to read his paper so the meeting again sent Ellis Roberts and Joshua Dickinson to talk with him
Benjamin Cox and Elizabeth Watson - 2nd intentions - Thomas Lewis and Wm Evans appointed to oversee the marriage
Edward Lewis and Benjamin Wiliams case lingers on - Thos Foulke and John Jones to treat with them
Owen Evans and Wm Foulke to speak with John Gordon
Abstract of Men's minutes of 10 mo., 1745
Patience Philips recieved on certificate from Abington MM
Rebecca Phillips received on certificate from Abington MM
Aron Meredith and Elizabeth Evans 1st intentions - Joshua Dickinson and Joseph Jones appointed
William Conrad disowned for walking disorderly and outgoing in marriage and lack of attendance at Meeting
Rebecca Byrn and two of her children granted certificate to Chester MM
Edward Lewis did not appear as expected and Benjamin Williams gave little satisfaction and their case is continued a month.
John Gordon was granted more time
At the Request of a few Friends about Skippack for a Meeting to be held at Robert Jones House during the winter Season as Usual; It is granted to them to begin the next first day in the next Month and to continue until the latter end of the first month next.
Abstract of minutes from 28, 11th mo. 1745/6
Aaron Meredith and Elizabeth Evans - 2nd intentions - Joseph Jones and Joshua Dickinson to oversee the marriage
Edward Lewis promises to come to next Meeting to give satisfaction
Benjamin Williams to be testified against and disowned - Isaac Jones and John Jones to draw up the paper
Joshua Gill granted certificate to Falls MM
John Delaplain and his wife received on certificate from Abington MM
Benjamin Cox marriage orderly accomplished
A Motion made in this Meeting respecting visiting Friends Families the same is refrd to each particular meeting to consider weightily of and to endeavour to get some Friends to engage therein and to give Account of their proceeding to our next Meeting.
Joseph Ambler, John Jones, WIlliam Foulke, Abraham Dawes, John Davies and Daniel Morris are appointed to attend the service of the next Quarterly Meeting at Philadelphia
Abstract of minutes from 25, 12 mo., 1745/6
Aaron Meredith marriage orderly accomplished
John Simcock Sr. and daughter Jane received on certificate from Bethlehem in West Jersey
John Simcock Jr. and Asenah received on certificate from Bethleham MM in West Jersey dated 12 of 10 mo. last
Edward Lewis was present and gave a paper condemning his outgoing in marriage which was received on tryal of future conduct
Benjamin Williams testification to be read to him
Evan Evans, John Evnas, John Forman and Isaac Jones, tis hoped will be prevailed with being named by Gwynedd Preparative Meeting to Visit Friends Families according to direction of last Meeting and appointed by this Meeting. All Signifie their Freedom to make some progres therein.
Josiah Bell asks for certificate to Kennett MM - Joseph Jones and Abraham Dawes appointed
Mary and Hannah Hammer received on certificate from Abington MM
Women friends acquaint Men that Jane Pugh is guilty of Fornication. John Jones and Joseph Jones to visit her
Abstract of minutes from 1 mo. 1746
Edward Evans and Elizabeth Jones - 1st intentions -Abraham Dawes and Rees Harry appointed to inspect his clearness
Joseph Evans and Mary Hammer - 1st intentions - Joseph Jones and Joshua Dickinson appointed to inspect his clearness
Eleanor Harmon received on certificate from Abington MM
Sinah Levering sent in a paper condemning her outgoing in marriage and strong inclination to be under Friends Care which is received by this Meeting.
Jacob Levering received in membership by request
Owen Evans to read the testification against Benjamin Williams next first day
Jane Pugh does not object to being disowned. Wm Foulke and Thomas Evans to draw up the papers
James Starr Jr. asked for a cert to Bradford MM to marry - Thos Lewis and Moses Coats appointed
Ellis Ellis asked for certificate to marry a daughter of William Atkinson belonging to Abington MM
William Trotter and John Jones to visit frds families at Plymouth