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Re: Pitt family left VA for SC
Posted by: sandra ferguson (ID *****4312) Date: March 23, 2012 at 09:54:14
In Reply to: Pitt family left VA for SC by Ann Greer of 4759

Virginia has some of the oldest Quaker records, and some of the meetings are still gathering at the original meeting houses. While Wm Penn came to PA and officially established a Quaker commonwealth in 1682, there was a Va meeting, the Chackatuck MM, that was established in 1672, and the Isle of Wight was within its boundaries. My own family belonged to the Hopewell meeting, In Frederick Co, Va, established in 1734, and the meeting house is still in use. There were many, many other meetings in Va, up to the current day, so you'll need to look elsewhere for a reason for your family to have moved to SC.
Have you looked in the Isle of Wight meeting records? If they were members, they would have had to request a certificate for the Brush River meeting....AND there would be a record in the Brush River meeting of receiving that certificate from the Isle of White.....so,there are 2 places you look, if you haven't. I have the Quaker Encyc and will be glad to see what I can find in those 2 meetings, if you will send me some given names to go with the surname Pitt.
One thing, though, that is important for you to know. Quakers might only marry other Quakers, so if a Quaker married "out of discipline", they were no longer Quakers...thus, a non-Quaker who married a Quaker, essentially 'made' that Quaker mate, a non-Quaker. So, send me some given names and what you hope to find...plus some dates, even if approx.


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