The connection of the Kirk family with the Society, for more than 200 years, as well as of those with whom they have intermarried, justifies a detailed history of these meetings.
The first of January had, however, been considered the beginning of the historical year from the time of the Norman Conquest, 1066, and in recognition of this it was customary to give a form of double dating between the 1st of January and 25th of March, as for instance February (12th Mo.) 21st, 1724-5. The last date refers to Eva Burson and not to Pierson V. 2399: Member of the Meeting should be member of thai: meeting. John Blunston & Michael Blunston from little Hallam in the county of Darby. Late in life further research brought to light other facts of our early ancestry, and opened the way for me to renew my interest in our family history, from which my early busy life had debarred me. My interest in and love for our family name was the incentive to this labor, with only the pleasure of knowing the dust of ages has been removed from our lineal descent, and the record made legible to such as desire to follow it. This fact should be borne in mind by any one in changing a date prior to 1752 from the numerical to the nominal style.