The White Quakers were a small but vocal sect of schismatic Quakers in Dublin, Waterford, Clonmel and Mountmellick, under the leadership of Joshua Jacob and Abigail Beale, between c. 1840-1854. The history of the sect, its connections with contemporary utopian leaders in England, its contemporary reputation in the Quaker and non-Quaker world, and treatment in historiography are examined. White Quaker ideas on religious authority, gender and marriage, capitalist and commercial activity, are also outlined in the following study.
"'Some Account of the Progress of the Truth as it Is in Jesus': The White Quakers of Ireland,"
Quaker Studies: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/quakerstudies/vol9/iss1/6