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Alexander, Horace Gundry (1889–1989), Quaker envoy and mediator, was born on 18 April 1889 at Croydon, Surrey, the youngest of four sons of Joseph Gundry Alexander (1848–1918), a Quaker barrister and advocate of international arbitration, and of Josephine Crosfield Alexander. He was educated at ...

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Horace Gundry Alexander (1889–1989) by Morland Braithwaite private collection

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Barclay, Robert (1833–1876), Quaker and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 4 August 1833 at Croydon. He was the younger son of John Barclay (1797–1838), a descendant of the Quaker apologist Robert Barclay, and himself an expert on the early literature of the Society of Friends...

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Braithwaite, John (bap. 1633, d. c. 1680), Quaker apologist and missionary, was born at Cartmel, Lancashire, and baptized there on 24 March 1633; he was the son of James Braithwaite of Newton, in that parish.

Braithwaite became a Quaker in 1652 after meeting ...

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Bugg, Francis (1640–1727), Quaker apostate, was born at Mildenhall, Suffolk, on 10 March 1640 and baptized on 14 March. His father was Robert (d. c.1667), the second son of Francis and Margaret Bugg; his mother, Joan, the daughter of Thomas and ...

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Francis Bugg (1640–1727) by Frederick Hendrick van Hove, 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burrough, Edward (1633–1663), Quaker activist and writer, was born at Underbarrow, near Kendal, on 1 March 1633 and baptized in Kendal on 3 March, the son of James Burrough (d. 1658), a farmer from Underbarrow. Nothing is known of his mother, except that she died in 1658, or of his other siblings. Of ...

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Cheevers [née Shenel], Sarah (c. 1608–1664?), Quaker missionary, declared to the Maltese Inquisition in 1658 that she was the daughter of Margaret and William ‘Shenel’ and was then aged about fifty. She married Henry Cheevers of Slaughterford, Wiltshire, with whom she had several children....

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Clarridge, Samuel (1631–1704/5), Quaker activist, accompanied Cromwell to Ireland in 1651, married Margery Nugent (d. in or before 1662) four years later, and about 1658 became a Quaker. In November 1659 the Irish government impounded a shipment of Quaker books consigned to him. For attending a ...

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Crewdson, Isaac (1780–1844), Quaker seceder, was the elder son of Thomas Crewdson and Cicely (née Dillworth) of Kendal, Westmorland. He was born there on 6 June 1780, and at fourteen settled at Ardwick, Manchester, where he became a successful textile manufacturer. On 27 July 1803 he married ...