Comly, John, 1773-1850

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Byberry Monthly Meeting was established in 1810 by Abington Quarterly Meeting out of Horsham Monthly Meeting. Byberry Preparative Meeting was its only subordinate business meeting. The meeting remained with Hicksite Friends at the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1827; Orthodox members were attached to Frankford Monthly Meeting. The meeting reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox) in 1955, and is currently active.

From the description of Synopsis of Monthly Meeting History or Abridgment of the Minutes as far as respects Byberry. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 34979716

Quaker teacher, editor, and farmer, of Byberry, Pa.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28411354

A birthright Friend, John Comly was the son of Isaac and Asenath Hampton Comly of Byberry. In 1803, John married Rebecca Budd of Mt. Holly, New Jersey. Over the course of his lifetime, John Comly worked as a farmer, an educator, a surveyor, a conveyancer, and published a number of books, including a grammar, spelling book, primer, and reader. He was also an acknowledged Quaker minister.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1884. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 19298310

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Seaman, David, 1791-1844. Correspondence, 1808-1843. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Comly, John, 1831-1916. Papers, 1827-1908. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Comly, John, 1773-1850. Synopsis of Monthly Meeting History or Abridgment of the Minutes as far as respects Byberry. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Comly, John, 1773-1850. Papers, 1830-1884. Swarthmore College, McCabe Library
creatorOf Bradway, Mary, 1804-1894. Correspondence 1829-1886. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf White, Helen C. (Helen Comly), 1854-1938. Comly-White family papers, 1771-1961. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Byberry Library Company records, 1876-circa 2000 Byberry Library
referencedIn Byberry Library local history collection, 1682-2002 Byberry Library
creatorOf Ford, Alice, 1906-. Research notes for the biography of Edward Hicks, c. 1952. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Ogden, Charles Smith, 1822-1904. Family papers, 1681-1938. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Stokes, Jane. Letterbooks, 1799-1809. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Justice, George M. (George Middleton), 1792-1862. Papers, 1818-1853. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Hicks, Isaac, 1767-1820. Family papers, 1798-ca. 1956 (bulk 1798-1818). Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Comly, John, 1773-1850. Papers, 1830-1884. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Turner, Joseph, 1831-1865. Turner Family papers, 1776-1954. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Price family. Papers, 1809-1878. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Travelling certificates and visiting minutes, 1827-1845. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880. Papers, 1815-1880. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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associatedWith Bradway, Mary, 1804-1894. person
associatedWith Byberry & Andalusia Turnpike Road Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Byberry and Andalusia Turnpike Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Byberry Library Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. corporateBody
associatedWith Comly, John, 1831-1916. person
associatedWith Ford, Alice, 1906- person
associatedWith Hicks, Isaac, 1767-1820. person
associatedWith Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880. person
associatedWith Justice, George M. (George Middleton), 1792-1862. person
associatedWith Ogden, Charles Smith, 1822-1904. person
associatedWith Price family. family
associatedWith Scott, Job, 1751-1793. person
associatedWith Seaman, David, 1791-1844. person
associatedWith Stokes, Jane. person
associatedWith White, Helen C. (Helen Comly), 1854-1938. person
associatedWith Woolman, John, 1720-1772. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Byberry (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Subject
Quakers
Toll roads
Editing
Publishers and Publishing
Diaries
Occupation
Editors--Pennsylvania
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Birth 1773

Death 1850

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