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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:08 pm 
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Town / Index no : Briercliffe - BCF.Qua.01
Map references : OS SD 889360
Name : John Ecroyd's Orchard ('Th' Acred')
Denomination : Quakers / Society of Friends
Address : Folds (Foulds) House, Briercliffe
Incumbent : -
Telephone : -

Parish Registers at County Record Office, listed in "Finding Folk"
none + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
6 burials 1680-1691 - recorded in a manuscript book of Ann Ecroyd of Edgend (1780-1859), at Colne Library
Graveyard
4 grave stones - 6 burials 1680 -1691
Memorial Inscriptions
1982 - only 2 gravestones remaining .. the inscription on one reads - "Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth, the wife of John Vipond (sic), 1681"
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
see Barrowford, Brierfield & Nelson MIs at Colne Library - six burials 1680 -1691
Brief History
1652 Fox came to the area about this time and his ideas were accepted locally
(1656 Quaker Meeting House at Marsden Heights (BFD.Qua.03))
1662 Meetings took place at Fould's House from about this time
1681-1696 Six burials took place in the orchard
John Ecroyd ran a boarding school for Quakers at Fould's House
(1763 Quaker Meeting House built at Four Lane Ends (BFD.Qua.04))
1803 The Ecroyd family sold the property


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Town / Index no : Briercliffe - BCF.Qua.02
Map references : OS SD 879356
Name : Hill
Denomination : Quaker / Society of Friends
Address : Hill Farm, Briercliffe
Incumbent : -
Telephone : -

Parish Registers at County Record Office, listed in "Finding Folk"
none + MIs
Local Sources for Copies of Parish Registers
8 burials 1656 -1667, at Colne Library
Graveyard
Small
Memorial Inscriptions
-
Local Copies of Memorial Inscriptions
see Barrowford, Brierfield & Nelson MIs at Colne Library - 8 burials 1656 -1667
Brief History
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:40 pm 
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Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Dr John Ecroyd image.


http://lanternimages.lancashire.gov.uk/ ... iOw==&pg=7

Record number 13708
Title Dr John Ecroyd of Folds House, Briercliffe (1679-1755)
Image place Nelson
GIS ref number E389550 N435400
Image Date (approx) 1740s
Image storage location Nelson
Keywords Lomeshaye Mill/ Edgend
Shelved at G3 Ecroyd/3
Personal names Sir John Ecryd
Associated Files MARIO Map
Original image medium Painting
Image colour Monochrome
Classification G3 M31

General Notes
Brother of Richard Ecroyd, they were amongst the founders of the cotton industry in Nelson.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:09 am 
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Location: Staffordshire
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Gra ... Ground.htm

Does this memorial stone refer to the group above or is this a different 'Society of Friends'?

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