Who were the Quakers? Why were they persecuted? Why did they stop being radical? How did some of Bristol’s Quakers become so rich?

From James Naylor’s blasphemous ride down Corn Street to William Penn being given Pennsylvania and Abraham Darby laying the foundations of the Industrial Revolution. This is the first of two pamphlets by Jim McNeill exploring the history of the Quakers in Bristol.

The Peculiar History Of The Sect Known As The Quakers Front CoverThe Peculiar History Of The Sect Known As The Quakers Back Cover

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  1. Could you help me please. I am trying to find any information on John Day a Bristol merchant who purchased the manor of Dinham near Chepstow from the Blethin family in 1737. My great etc. grandfather was John Burroughs (1810-1887) who married Elizabeth Day and they lived at Dinham. My query is was John Day was a Quaker and when he disposed of the Dinham property. Regards

  2. Hi Walter,

    Although I wrote the pamphlet on the early history of the Quakers I no longer live in Bristol so research for me is difficult.
    Was the family of John Day involved in the Great Western Cotton Works in Barton Hill, Bristol? If so then I have, somewhere, information on these Days. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Jim

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