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Meidel, Christopher (b. c. 1659, d. in or before 1715), Quaker minister and translator, was born probably in Skien, Norway, one of three or more children of Gert Meidel (c.1606–1696), a shipowner of Langesund, and his wife, Elen, whose surname was probably ...

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Purver, Anthony (1702–1777), biblical translator and Quaker preacher, was the son of a farmer at Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire. He was a promising pupil at the village school. While apprenticed to a shoemaker, he read Rusticus ad academicos by the Quaker Samuel Fisher. Fisher's...