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The ‘Friends’ in Baltyboys (1)

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© John Hussey

Full title: The Quakers of Baltyboys, County Wicklow: 1678 to 1800s

Creator / Author: John Hussey

Item Type / Page count: eBook / 44p

When Published: 2015 (Second edition March 7th, 2016)

Publisher / Place of Publication: John Hussey / [Co. Wicklow?]

About: This is a history of the Quaker community which settled in the valley of the King’s River in West Wicklow. Also known as ‘The Religious Society of Friends’, The Quakers were heavily involved in the woollen and textile industry. Appendices to the main text include individual family details and a brief explanation of Quaker origins.

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Contents: Abstract – Acknowledgements — Ballymore, the gateway to west  Wicklow — Baltyboys — The  Quakers’ move to Ireland — Events of 1669 – 1671 – Peter Peisley’s move to Baltyboys — The founding of the ‘New Town’ of Blessington – The rationale for Quakers to settle at Baltyboys — Visits by important Quakers to Dublin — The role of the early Quakers at Baltyboys — The first Quaker lease at Baltyboys, 1678 — Connections with Dublin – Anthony Sharp — William Lappam’s refusal to pay tithes — Anthony Sharp’s visit to Blessington — Quaker settlement beyond Baltyboys — Other Protestant settlers of the early 1700s — Quaker weaving activities at Baltyboys – Disownments – Peisleys replaced by Radcliffes – The 1798 Rebellion — Migration of Quakers into the Church of Ireland — After the Quakers – Appendix 1: The ‘Religious Society of Friends’ – Appendix 2: The Quaker meeting house and graveyard at Baltyboys – Appendix 3: Notes on individual Quaker families of Baltyboys

Extra #1: Browse to the full text of this ebook via this page at blessington.jimdo.com.

Extra #2: Includes two maps.

Extra #3: Hat tip to the author, John Hussey, for making this ebook freely available online.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s page on Academia.edu

**UPDATE** The author’s website (viewed October 2017) states: “My book on the Quakers of Baltyboys has been published by the Religious Society of Friends in Ireland….. July 2017”


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