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Audland, John (c. 1630–1664), Quaker preacher, was born near Camsgill, Kendal, Westmorland, to 'parents and kindred of good repute' (Thomas Camm's testimony). A linen draper, he lived at Crosslands, near Preston Patrick, Westmorland. Early on he became an eminent preacher and 'great multitudes of people would flock after him' (...

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Brayne, John (d. 1654), clergyman and Seeker, was settled by parliament as minister of St John's, in the Soke, Winchester, from the late 1640s until his death. His fame rests on the flurry of tracts he published in his last years, and little is known of his background. He may have come from ...

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Camm [née Newby; other married name Audland], Anne (1627–1705), Quaker preacher, was born in August 1627, the daughter of Richard Newby of Kendal; she was baptized there on 28 October 1627. Westmorland was to remain her home in later life: she lived at ...

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Camm, John (1605–1657), Quaker preacher, was born at Camsgill, near Kendal, Westmorland. His parentage and education were of 'honest' and 'good report' and 'as good as any of that degree in that part of the country' (Thomas Camm's Testimony). A soldier in the parliamentary army during the civil wars, ...

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Howard, Luke (1621–1699), Quaker activist and writer, was born at Dover on 18 October 1621, the son of Robert Howard (c.1580–1625), a shoemaker, and his wife, Susanna. His mother married a butcher when Luke was eight, but when he came to decide on his future occupation 'something in my Conscience … stirred against Evil, and made me dislike a Butcher's Life and Trade' (...

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Loe, Thomas (d. 1668), Quaker preacher, was probably born in Oxfordshire, the son of parents whose names are unknown. His father left him a house at Long Hanborough in that county upon his death, and his mother was still alive in September 1668. ...

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Mead, William (c. 1627–1713), Quaker patron and merchant, lived in London, where he became a prosperous linen draper and merchant; he was also a member of the Company of Merchant Taylors. He served as captain of a trained band and was a Seeker in religion, joining the presbyterians and Independents among others before finally becoming a Quaker early in 1670. Later that year, on 14 August, he was present at a large and crowded meeting in ...

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Penington, Isaac (1616–1679), Quaker and writer, was born in London, the eldest son of Isaac Penington (c. 1584–1661), alderman, and his first wife, Abigail (b. 1588), daughter of the London merchant John Allen. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in November 1634 and called to the bar on 3 November 1639. In the meantime he matriculated from ...

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Penington [née Proude], Mary [other married name Mary Springett, Lady Springett] (bap. 1623, d. 1682), Quaker and writer, was born at Goodnestone Court, near Faversham, Kent, and baptized on 13 December 1623 at Canterbury Cathedral. She was the only child and heir of ...

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Salmon, Joseph (fl. 1647–1656), Ranter, was briefly prominent as a Ranter between March 1650 and 1651 although his earliest work, Antichrist in Man (1647), indicates that he was first a Seeker in religion. His origins remain obscure: he was known in Coventry and ...