Discover if your ancestor attended a Quaker school in Ireland. You may uncover your ancestor’s birth date, parents’ names, and date of enrollment in these records spanning from the late 1700s to early 1900s.
These records have been compiled from various Quaker school registers and lists. Both transcripts and images of the original documents are provided for each entry. Transcripts will generally provide the following details about your ancestor:
Age at last birthday
School and department
Document start year
Document end year
Occupation of parent
Archive and reference
Folio and Roll number
Be sure to check the original image as some fields may have been missed in the transcription process. Images may also provide additional details about the school your ancestor attended.
The Englishman William Edmundson introduced Quakerism in Ireland. Edmundson had been introduced to Quakerism while in England and converted in 1653. He moved to Ireland the following year and opened the first Quaker meetinghouse in County Armagh. He is considered the 'father of Irish Quakers'.
Records kept by the Irish Quakers date back to the mid-1600s and provide a wealth of information.
There are seven schools represented in these records.
Camden Street School
Friend’s School Mountmellick – The Quakers founded the town of Mountmellick, and there remains to this day a Quaker population and meetinghouse in town. The school opened in 1786 and closed in 1920. Needlework was taught to the female students so they could earn money for their textbooks.
Leinster Provincial School
Munster Provincial School
Sunday School Register