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Clarridge, Samuel (1631–1704/5), Quaker activist, accompanied Cromwell to Ireland in 1651, married Margery Nugent (d. in or before 1662) four years later, and about 1658 became a Quaker. In November 1659 the Irish government impounded a shipment of Quaker books consigned to him. For attending a ...

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Dyer [née Barrett], Mary (d. 1660), Quaker martyr in America, of whom all that is known of her parentage is her maiden name, married William Dyer (bap. 1609), a milliner and member of the Fishmongers' Company, probably in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex...

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Holme, Thomas (1626/7–1666), Quaker missionary, was born at Kendal in Westmorland to parents at present unknown, and was by trade a weaver. In 1652 he was convinced by William Gibson and later became 'the apostle of Quakerism in South Wales' (Braithwaite...

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Howard, Luke (1621–1699), Quaker activist and writer, was born at Dover on 18 October 1621, the son of Robert Howard (c.1580–1625), a shoemaker, and his wife, Susanna. His mother married a butcher when Luke was eight, but when he came to decide on his future occupation 'something in my Conscience … stirred against Evil, and made me dislike a Butcher's Life and Trade' (...

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Rich, Robert (d. 1679), Quaker adherent and sectary, is of unknown parentage. He was described as 'born of a worthy family, and having many great and noble relations' (DNB); perhaps he came from a branch of the family of the earls of Warwick...