Background and Quaker Famine Relief in Letterfrack

By Joan Johnson

This book tells, for the first time, the story of why James and Mary Ellis moved from Bradford in the North of England, to Letterfrack in the West of Ireland, during the Great Famine.

It describes their background and motivation, James’s early business ventures, and his two marriages, which added to the interlinking of a number of well known Quaker families.

Published by Historical Committee of the Religious Society of Friends in Ireland, 2000. Updated version printed in 2017 and now available.