States: Virginia: Loudoun
Bill has provided a good summary. However, it should be noted that between the German settlement at the north end of the county and the slave-holding element from tidewater Virginia southeast of Leesburg, there was a very substantial settlement of Quakers, mostly of English extraction, in the hilly area west of Leesburg. Most of them came from Bucks & Chester Counties in Pennsylvania as well as northern Delaware. The earliest records, those of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, have not survived, but those of the meetings formed in Loudoun (e.g. Fairfax and Goose Creek MM) are extant, and abstracted in Hinshaw, vol. 6. These reference numerous certificates issued by the members' previous meetings in the Delaware Valley.
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