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Whitehead, Johnlocked

(c. 1630–1696)
  • Richard L. Greaves

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Whitehead, John (c. 1630–1696), Quaker minister and preacher, was born in the Holderness district of Yorkshire. About 1648 he joined the army and was subsequently stationed at Scarborough Castle. Influenced by his parents, he was attracted to puritan ministers and often had 'secret breathings and longings after God', but he eventually concluded that he lacked 'living faith' (...

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