The location and preservation of this one room school provides a historical and visible link to the first European settlers of this area, Quakers escaping persecution who arrived in 1681. They called this newly settled area Newton Colony located . . . — — Map (db m169686) HM
Near this site, in 1681, Mark Newby, William Bates, Thomas Thackara, George Goldsmith, Thomas Sharp, Robert Zane and other immigrants from Ireland, who came here in quest of religious liberty, founded the First Friends Meeting of Old Gloucester . . . — — Map (db m169752) HM
Welcome to Saddler’s Woods Historic Conservation Area. These woods are in the Newton Creek watershed and contain old growth ecosystems, restored woodlands, and wetlands.
Saddler’s Woods is named in honor of Joshua Saddler. Saddler was a slave on a . . . — — Map (db m79621) HM
Joshua Saddler is reputed to have been a Maryland fugitive slave whom Josiah Evans, a Quaker, helped to gain his freedom. Accounts of Joshua's escape, discovery, and emancipation, while interspersed with historical accuracy, has not yet been . . . — — Map (db m169184) HM