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Whitehead, Georgelocked

(1637–1724)
  • Nigel Smith

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Whitehead, George (1637–1724), Quaker leader and writer, was born at Sunbiggin in the parish of Orton, Westmorland, in 1637, the son of poor farmers. He attended the free school at Blencoe, Cumberland, and when he was fourteen rejected the presbyterianism of his parents. At some point during the next eighteen months he was converted to Quakerism by ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)