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The information in the following table is extracted from the guide to Durham Quarterly Meeting registers compiled by Chris Pitt-Lewis.


Summary of Meeting dates

Constituent meeting Monthly Meeting Dates and changes
(Bishop) Auckland Raby/Staindrop ca1678-1820 (Shakerton Mtg renamed; to Darlington MM)
(Bishop) Auckland Darlington 1820-1832, 1834-1970, 2004/8-C21 (from Staindrop MM)
(North) Shields Gateshead/Newcastle 1668-1928
Barnard Castle Raby/Staindrop 1668-1702/1710?
Benfieldside Durham 1758-1784 (formerly Derwentwater; to Newcastle MM)
Benfieldside Gateshead/Newcastle 1784-1813, 1839-1886 (from Durham MM)
Borrowby Darlington 1828-1838 (from Thirsk MM)
Brancepath Durham 1668-ca 1680, 1690-ca 1700
Cotherstone Raby/Staindrop 1797-1820 (moved from Lartington; to Darlington MM)
Cotherstone Darlington 1820-C21 (from Staindrop MM)
Crathorne Darlington 1832-1840, 1855-1861
Darlington Stockton 1668-1820 (to Darlington MM)
Darlington Darlington 1820-C21 (from Stockton MM)
Derwentwater Durham 1668-1758 (renamed Benfieldside)
Durham Durham 1668-1784 (to Newcastle MM)
Durham Gateshead/Newcastle 1784-1859, 1934-1941, 1948-C21 (from Durham MM)
Gateshead Gateshead/Newcastle 1668-1698 (meeting transferred to Newcastle)
Lartington Raby/Staindrop by 1674-1797 (meeting moved to Cotherstone)
Newcastle upon Tyne Gateshead/Newcastle 1698-C21 (meeting transferred from Gateshead)
Norton Stockton 1798-1820 (to Darlington MM)
Norton Darlington 1820-1836, 1895-C21 (from Stockton MM)
Osmotherly Darlington 1836-1856, 1890-1962, 1994/2003-C21
Raby Raby/Staindrop 1668-1772 (meeting moved to Staindrop)
Shakerton Raby/Staindrop 1668-ca 1678 (meeting renamed Auckland)
Shotton Stockton 1668-1762 (to Durham MM)
Shotton Durham 1762-1773/1784 (from Stockton MM)
South Shields Gateshead/Newcastle 1668-1696, 1890-1979
Staindrop Raby/Staindrop 1772-1820 (meeting moved from Raby; to Darlington MM)
Staindrop Darlington 1820-1887, 1914-1962 (from Staindrop MM)
Stockton Stockton 1668-1820 (to Darlington MM)
Stockton Darlington 1820-1970 (from Stockton MM)
Sunderland Gateshead/Newcastle 1668-C21
Wallnook Durham 1668-ca 1700
Yarm Stockton by 1676-1820 (to Darlington MM)


These transcriptions are the result of a great deal of hard work by many volunteers – members of the Quaker Family History Society. Some of them have made an enormous contribution, some quite a modest one, but all of them deserve your gratitude – without them this publication would not be available.

Liz Butler Michael Edmundson Margaret Wilmshurst

Chris Pitt-Lewis Richard Wilcockson Sheila Wilcockson

Howard Knight (Project Cordinator)

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The copyright in the Digest Registers is vested in the Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain, whose cooperation and assistance in the preparation of these indexes has been invaluable.