MEETING HOUSE OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS Newmarket, Ontario Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
N 44° 02.559 W 079° 28.682
17T E 621935 N 4877735
Quick Description: This original Quaker meeting house is located on the west side of Highway 11 -Yonge St. in Newmarket.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/7/2008 10:16:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM4CXF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 61

Long Description:


In 1800 an extensive grant of land in this vicinity was made to Timothy Rogers and Samuel Lundy who, with other members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), settled here in 1801 - 1803. Originally under the religious jurisdiction of the Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings, the settlers were organized in 1806 as the Yonge Street Monthly Meeting of Friends. In 1807 Asa Rogers deeded 2 acres of land for a burial ground and three years later William Doan made a similar grant for a meeting house. This simple frame building, begun in 1810, was the first permanent place of worship to be erected in the area north of Toronto. The Society of Friends still continues to worship here.

Physical Address:
17030 Yonge St.
Newmaket, ON CA
Unknown


Year Built: <b>1810 </b>

Still in Use?: Yes

Web Address: Not listed

Hours of Worship: Not Listed

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