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Lee, Ann (1736–1784), religious leader in England and America, was born in Manchester on 29 February 1736 to John Lees (or Lee), a poor blacksmith, and his wife (perhaps named Betty), a 'strictly religious, and very pious woman'. Lee was baptized in ...

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Wardley, Jane (fl. 1747–1770), a founder of the Shakers, is an elusive figure, as the dates of her birth, marriage, and death, and the names of her parents are unknown. She was a tailor who lived with her husband, James Wardley, also a tailor, in ...