Wisbech Quaker Records 1723

The information from this page is from The Wisbech Quakers Roll by Laurel Phillipson

“Quakers share a way of life rather than a set of beliefs. Quakers seek to experience God directly, within themselves and in their relationships with others and the world around them. We meet together for worship in local meetings which are inclusive and open to all. The Quaker way has its roots in Christianity and finds inspiration in the Bible and the life and teachings of Jesus. Quakers also find meaning and value in the teachings of other faiths; we acknowledge that ours is not the only way. Our focus is on our experience rather than written statements of belief. Our sense of community does not depend on professing identical beliefs, but from worshipping, sharing and working together.”

- www.quaker.org.uk

The Wisbech Roll of Quakers is an exceptional document due to the length and systematic way in which is was compiled over 4 months, and for its unusual legal background. Most signatories on the roll were Quakers. The following list of people are those from Benwick which signed the roll.

George Allein
Baxter Batson
Peter Behage
John Burgess
Thomas Burgess
David Burgess
Thomas Dawson
Jacob Gardine
John German
Robert Johnson
Thomas Langman
Richard Parker
William Quince