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Crowley, Thomas [pseud. Amor Patriae] (c. 1713–1787), religious controversialist and political writer, of whose date and place of birth details are unknown, appears to have been connected to those Crowleys who pioneered the iron industry of the west midlands. In any event he turned up in ...

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Ellwood, Thomas (1639–1713), religious controversialist, was born at Crowell, Oxfordshire, in October 1639, and baptized there on the 15th of the month, the son of Walter Ellwood (d. c.1684), a JP and local magistrate, and Elizabeth Potman (d. c.1658)...

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Edmund Hickeringill (bap. 1631, d. 1708) by Joseph Nutting, pubd 1707 (after James Jull) © Copyright The British Museum

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Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Aberford (near Leeds) where he was baptized on 19 September 1631. His father, Edmund Hickhorngill, the subject of a public proclamation in 1638 for absenting himself from church, was a recusant and the favoured servant of the papist ...

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Penington, John (1655–1710), Quaker apologist and controversialist, was born in London or at his mother's estate of Worminghurst, Sussex. His parents were Isaac Penington (1616–1679), the friend of George Fox and William Penn, and his wife, Mary Springett, née Proude [see Penington, Mary (bap. 1623, d. 1682)...

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Pickworth, Henry (c. 1673–c. 1738), religious controversialist, was born in New Sleaford, Lincolnshire, the son of Henry Pickworth, a farmer of New Sleaford, and his wife, Sarah Everitt. He entered into business as a tanner and joined the Quakers, becoming an elder and overseer of the local monthly meeting. On 28 March 1696 he married ...