By the way, I was just thinking, from the Quaker Timeline from here: http://harrisroxas.com/qha/quaker2.htmhttp://harrisroxas.com/qha/quaker2.htm That there would not much in the way of any real Quaker population pre-1650 or so since the movement had not yet developed. Thus, I am curious as to what John Allen’s family’s (re: previous letter just sent) real ethnicity and religious background would have been at this time. Moreover, the “Thomas and Sarah were his parents” reference I just gave said Thomas died, then John, aged 19, decided to emigrate to Pennsylvania. If you look at the timeline, and the dates given for John (b. 1694, emigrated 1713, d. 1771) you can see that there was major religious and political upheaval going about the time he was born and moved, i.e. 1704 Queen Anne ascends the throne in England and, per above timeline, the Quakers in NC are forced to resign after refusing the oath to Queen Anne, 1713 Johnemigrates, 1714 Queen Anne dies, George I crowned king. There must have been some serious political intrigue going on at this time. Indeed, there was, but how did it affect the Allen, now Quaker, family? What were they before John Allen, 1694 Irish Friend? I am writing a book on Ireland, and politics, religion, ethnicity and history have always been strongly intertwined. Thus, what really were John Allen’s family in this way? Was his family for example, going back into the 16th century, Irish or Scottish and Catholic, or English emigrants to Ireland that were originally Church of England (Anglican) as per the Simon Hadley I said above last letter, http://www.hadleysociety.org/index11.htmlhttp://www.hadleysociety.org/index11.html ?