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Barclay, Robert, of Ury (1648–1690), religious writer and colonial governor, was born at Gordonstown, Moray, on 23 December 1648, the eldest of the five children of David Barclay of Ury (1610–1686), soldier and politician, and Katherine Gordon (1620–1663), daughter of Sir Robert Gordon...

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Bevan, Joseph Gurney (1753–1814), religious writer, was born on 18 February 1753 in London, the only child of Timothy Bevan (1704–1786), pharmacist, and his second wife, Hannah Springhall (1714–1784), daughter of Joseph and Hannah Gurney. Raised as a member of the Society of Friends...

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Bishop, George (d. 1668), government official and religious writer, was born in Bristol, probably the son of Thomas Bishop, brewer, who became a freeman of the city in 1612. A local and London administrator as well as a New Model Army captain during the civil wars, ...

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Dell, Jonas (d. 1665?), soldier and religious writer, may have fought in the parliamentarian army in the civil war. Nothing is known about his origins or early life, but in 1658 he attacked a corrupt establishment thus: 'I did not think at Marston Moor...

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Docwra [née Waldegrave], Anne (c. 1624–1710), religious writer, was the eldest daughter of Sir William Waldegrave of Bures, Suffolk, of a leading gentry family and a justice under Charles I. When she was about fifteen her father stimulated what became her considerable study of the law by directing her to read the statutes of the realm, since women 'must live under [the laws] as well as men' (...

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Forster, Mary (c. 1619–1686), religious writer, is of unknown birth and parentage, but her date of birth can be inferred from her approximate age at death. She married Thomas Forster (d. 1660), a lawyer, and they had eight children.

A Quaker for more than two decades, ...

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Fox, George, the younger (d. 1661), religious writer, was born in Charsfield, Suffolk. He served in the parliamentary army, but there is no firm evidence to support the claim that he was a Leveller despite his seeming awareness of their views. As a result of ...

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Furly, Benjamin (1636–1714), merchant and religious writer, was born on 13 April 1636 at Colchester, Essex, the fifth son of a linen draper, John Furly (c.1590–1673), later alderman and mayor of Colchester, and his wife, Ann. He was admitted to Colchester School...

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Gargill, Anne (b. c. 1625, d. in or after 1659), Quaker and writer, was born in Swine in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is not known when she became a Quaker; however, in 1659 Katharine Evans, who knew her, told the inquisition in ...

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Gough, John (1720–1791), religious writer and schoolmaster, was born on 30 December 1720 at Kendal in Westmorland, youngest of the four children of John Gough (1686–1737), a Quaker and tobacconist, and his wife, Mary Mansergh (d. 1747). On his father's side he was descended from the regicide ...

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Joseph John Gurney (1788–1847) by Charles Edward Wagstaff (after George Richmond, 1836) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gurney, Joseph John (1788–1847), banker and religious writer, was born on 2 August 1788 at Earlham Hall, Norwich, the eleventh of the twelve children of John Gurney (1749–1809) and Catherine Gurney, née Bell (1754–1792). The Gurneys, Quakers from the mid-seventeenth century, had developed a substantial wool-stapling business and were known for their social concern, evinced, for instance, in ...

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Lurting, Thomas (1628x32–1713), sailor and religious writer, was pressed into the navy in 1646 at the age of about fourteen according to his later account. After fighting in Ireland for two years he served in the Dutch and Spanish wars. In time he rose in his profession until he became boatswain's mate in the frigate ...

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Martin, Josiah (1685–1748), religious writer, was born on 11 June 1685 in Sussex, the son of John Martin (d. 1695) and his wife, Mary, née Rickman (1659?–1691). Martin was a member of the Peel monthly meeting of Friends. He became a good classical scholar and was spoken of by ...

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Mason, Martin (fl. 1655–1676), religious writer, was probably the son of John Mason (d. c.1675), 'gentleman', of St Swithin's, Lincoln. Mason's knowledge of Latin suggests a grammar school education. By 1655 he had become a Quaker, possibly ‘convinced’ during the visits of ...

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Mucklow, William (bap. 1630?, d. 1713), religious writer, was probably the son of John Mucklo baptized on 31 October 1630 at Northfield in Warwickshire, but nothing else is known of his background and origins. In 1662 he was a prisoner in the London...

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Newton, Benjamin Wills (1807–1899), leader of the Plymouth Brethren and religious writer, was born at Plymouth Dock on 12 December 1807, the only child of Quaker parents, Benjamin Newton, a draper of Plymouth Dock, who died eleven days before the birth of his son, and his widow, ...

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Penington, Isaac (1616–1679), Quaker and writer, was born in London, the eldest son of Isaac Penington (c. 1584–1661), alderman, and his first wife, Abigail (b. 1588), daughter of the London merchant John Allen. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in November 1634 and called to the bar on 3 November 1639. In the meantime he matriculated from ...

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Penington [née Proude], Mary [other married name Mary Springett, Lady Springett] (bap. 1623, d. 1682), Quaker and writer, was born at Goodnestone Court, near Faversham, Kent, and baptized on 13 December 1623 at Canterbury Cathedral. She was the only child and heir of ...

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Phipps, Joseph (1708–1787), religious writer, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Phipps, was born at York and was brought up as a member of the Society of Friends. He was apprenticed to a shoemaker in London but, on account of his extravagant lifestyle, was often driven to 'the necessity of eating his paste till he could finish a pair of shoes' (...