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Darby [née Maude; other married name Sinclair], Abiahlocked

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Darby [née Maude; other married name Sinclair], Abiah (1716–1794), Quaker minister, was born in Sunderland, co. Durham, the youngest of the thirteen children of Samuel Maude (1665–1730), a Sunderland Quaker and coal fitter, and his wife, Rachel (1667–1734), née Warren. Little is known about her upbringing, but by sixteen she was, like her parents, a committed Friend. However, despite a strong inner call to public testimony, she was unable to respond for many years. In 1733 she met ...

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Religious Society of Friends, London