Posted By:sandra ferguson
Subject:Re: Were they Quakers??
Post Date:November 13, 2011 at 15:04:33
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This is really confusing. On one hand, it says they were married "according to Quaker rights of ceremony", but this seems to be found in a book of NC deeds? I can't figure why it would be there....and what is Gwynn's Records of Onslow Co?
The Quakers I'm familiar with signed no bonds, did not register their marriages anywhere, and their marriage records would only be found in the records of the monthly meeting they attended. Quaker marriages were unlike all others...there was no minister and no 'marriage' ceremony as we think of them. Also, no Quaker would use the dates as they are's complicated to explain but suffice to say these are NOT the way Quakers dated things. Parish has the implication that there is an Anglican affiliation, rather than just an area.....
What you need to do is do some Quaker 'homework'.... read up on the Quaker faith in the area where these people lived...find out what Monthly meetings were located there, and where these folks would have attended, if they were Quakers. I looked in Hinshaw's Quaker Encyclopedia, and didn't seen any listing for a Samuel Wilson marrying Sarah Oldfield, or any of the Hunters you included, in any of the NC meetings included by Hinshaw.