The following brief extracts are on loose leaf paper in the *NJB family archive:

Extracts from the Minute Book of the Carlisle Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers)


20 October 1775


"A denial given forth at this meeting against Mary Done for marrying one not in unity by a Priest the same to be read as usual."


24 October 1777


"At this meeting Mary Barton by a paper writing requested to be re-instated, that is being admitted a member of the Society, it appearing to us that she was sorry to have been married in the way she was vis by a priest. This meeting therefore accepts her request under a hope she may be more exemplary in future & become a useful member of Society.

At the same time John Barton requests to be admitted a member of Society & this meeting appoints James Graham, John Stordy, William Sutton Sons & David Duckitt to have an opportunity with him and make report at next Mo' Meeting of what satisfaction etc. they may have."


21 November 1777


"The major part of Friends last monthly appointed to wait on John Barton did accordingly give him in meeting & James Graham and of the Friends under that appointments Reports the great satisfaction they had in the visit with him and that they think him a suitable person to be admitted a member of our Society, which is hereby done accordingly."