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Hayes [other married name Smith], Alice (1657–1720), Quaker preacher and autobiographer, was born at Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, the daughter of 'honest parents', whose names are unknown but who brought her up as a member of the Church of England (Hayes, 3...

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Holland, Catherine [name in religion Mechtildis] (1637–1720), Roman Catholic convert, nun, and autobiographer, was one of eleven children (six sons and five daughters) of Sir John Holland, first baronet (1603–1701), of Quidenham, Norfolk, and his wife, the Catholic heiress Alathea Sandys, née...

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Pearson [née Sibson], Jane (1735?–1816), Quaker minister and autobiographer, was born at Newtown, near Carlisle, one of the four children of Jonathan and Jane Sibson. Her posthumously assembled and published autobiography, Sketches of piety, in the life and religious experiences of Jane Pearson extracted from her own memorandum...

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Stephenson, Sarah (1738–1802), Quaker minister and autobiographer, was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland, the elder daughter and first of three children of Daniel Stephenson and Sarah Storrs. The only source of information about her life, Memoirs of the Life and Travels in the Service of the Gospel of Sarah Stephenson...

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Stirredge [née Tayler, Tayer], Elizabeth (1634–1706), Quaker prophet and autobiographer, was born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, of strict puritan parents, William Tayler or Tayer, and his wife. Spurred on by the preaching of John Audland and John Camm in 1654, and the ministry of ...