LUNCHTIME TALK: PIETY AND PERSECUTION, THE STORY OF ABERDEEN’S FIRST QUAKERS

The Tolbooth Museum

Talk

05/10/2016 - 05/10/2016
12.30-1pm

Quaker persecution reached its height in the 1670s. Many were fined or imprisoned for their beliefs.

Between 1677-9 every adult male Quaker in Aberdeen spent time in the Tolbooth, ranging from several months to years. This talk will explore the hardships faced by Aberdeen’s earliest Quakers, with particular reference to the diary of Alexander Jaffray, a prominent local Quaker during this time.

Talk by Barry Robertson, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives

Admission is free but advance booking is required on 01224 337714.

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