Monday, June 13, 2011

I am researching early Canadian Quakers-Friends. I would like to know when and where did this group first appear in Canada and at what age were children of Quaker parents typically "baptized" into the faith?

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  1. Quakers do not have "baptisms" so no there is no offical service of baptism or most other typical church services. They prefer to keep things very simple and informal. Most recording of births, marriages and deaths would be considered a civil matter and would not have been necessarily recorded in detail. People can join the church at any age so there would be no easy way to tell a person's age from church records. Quakers came to North America as soon as the group was founded so they would have spread about Canada with other British people as they expanded.

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