Skene, Alexander, active 1739

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Alexander Skene was Treasurer of the City of Edinburgh and Dean of the Guild of Aberdeen when he and his wife, Lilias, were convinced as Quakers in 1669. In 1672, Aberdeen Monthly Meeting resolved to record a general history of the Society of Friends in Scotland. At that time, some of the earliest members were instructed to visit Alexander Skene to assist him with this work. Skene himself was imprisoned "merely for the act of public worship" in 1676 or 1677.

From the description of A br--f historicall Account, and Record of The first Rise, and progress of The Blessed Truth, Called in Derision Quakerism in and about -berdeen : of the oppositions and persecutions attending the same: The remarkable h-nd of God against its persecutors: And of his favours and Deliverances to The Frinds and followers theirof. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 19069340

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associatedWith Barclay, Robert, 1648-1690. person
associatedWith Crokatt, James. person
correspondedWith Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886, person
associatedWith Jaffray, Alexander, 1614-1673. person
associatedWith Robinson, Richard. person
associatedWith Skene, Lilias, d. 1697. person
associatedWith Smith, William Loughton, 1758-1812. person
associatedWith Swinton, John, 1621?-1679. person
associatedWith Wragg family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
North Carolina--Craven County
North Carolina
South Carolina
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Society of Friends
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Birth 1739



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