Find your ancestors in Ireland, Society of Friends (Quaker) deaths

What can these records tell me?

There are both images and transcripts available in this collection. Transcripts will include a combination of the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Address, parish, and county
  • Death and burial dates
  • Burial place
  • Burial parish and county
  • Burial year and date
  • Age at death
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Spouse’s name
  • County
  • Meeting
  • Archive and reference

Images may be able to provide additional information. For example, there may be notations made by your ancestor’s name, such as 'a young child' or 'widow, an aged woman'. The notations may also hint at the cause or circumstances of your ancestor’s death.

Discover more about the Quaker collection

The Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers, held their first worship meeting in Ireland in 1654 in County Armagh. William Edmundson was the first Quaker in Ireland, having converted in 1653 in England. Edmundson is known as the 'father of Irish Quakers' and credited with the system that has provided today’s genealogists and family historians with such impressive records dating back to the mid-1600s.

Edmundson’s death is included in these records. His death date is recorded as 31 June 1712 and was entered into the records at the Mountmellick meeting in County Laois. His wife’s name is listed as Margerett.