Foulke family papers 1737-1859
The Foulke family, whose descendants immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1698, were among the earliest settlers in Richland, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They were a prominent Quaker family in the county throughout the 19th century. Several family members held important religious and public offices including clerk, justice of the peace, and minister.
John Foulke, a member of the Bucks County Provincial Assembly from 1769-1775, likely collected the majority of the present documents.