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William Leddra court records


This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Leddra, William, -1661
William Leddra court records
Call Number:
1 Folder
Cite as:
William Leddra court records (MC.950.115), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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William Leddra (-1661) was a British quaker from Cornwall, who emigrated, or was transported to Barbados. He was a clothier and a Quaker minister. He landed in Rhode Island in March of 1658, and traveled to Connecticut, where he was arrested and banished. He continued on to Salem, Massachusetts. He was arrested at a Quaker meeting in Salem, and taken to Boston. After his release, he returned to Boston and was again arrested in April, 1659. In October of 1869, he was again imprisoned in Boston, and on January 1661, he was brought before Governor Endicott and was sentenced to death. He was executed on Boston Common on January 14, 1661.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of typed transcripts, and photocopies of the original court documents of William Leddra's arrest in 1660. The documents describe Leddra's arrest by the Last Court of Assistants at Boston, after returning to an area he had previously been banished from.

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Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  February 2016

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).



Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Law.
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--History
  • Quakers--Massachusetts--History.

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Collection Inventory

Records, 1660.