- Richard C. Allen
Erbery, Dorcas (fl. 1656–1659), Quaker preacher, possibly born in Cardiff, was the daughter of William Erbery (1604/5–1654), puritan minister, and his wife, Mary (d. 1667×70), who also became a Quaker preacher. Young female preachers often followed the missionary tradition practised by their mothers. Thus Quaker daughters, it has been suggested, acted as female ‘apprentices’ and this is indicated in the actions of ...