Was your ancestor part of the Society of Friends (Quaker) in Ireland? Discover your Quaker ancestor in these death records dating back to the mid-1600s.
There are both images and transcripts available in this collection. Transcripts will include a combination of the following information:
Address, parish, and county
Death and burial dates
Burial parish and county
Burial year and date
Age at death
Archive and reference
Images may be able to provide additional information. For example, there may be notations made by your ancestor’s name, such as 'a young child' or 'widow, an aged woman'. The notations may also hint at the cause or circumstances of your ancestor’s death.
The Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers, held their first worship meeting in Ireland in 1654 in County Armagh. William Edmundson was the first Quaker in Ireland, having converted in 1653 in England. Edmundson is known as the 'father of Irish Quakers' and credited with the system that has provided today’s genealogists and family historians with such impressive records dating back to the mid-1600s.
Edmundson’s death is included in these records. His death date is recorded as 31 June 1712 and was entered into the records at the Mountmellick meeting in County Laois. His wife’s name is listed as Margerett.