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Crisp, Stephen (1628–1692), Quaker activist and writer, was born in Colchester, the son of Stephen Crisp (d. 1671), a clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1666). Crisp was religiously inclined from an early age. In an account of his life published posthumously he reveals how at the age of nine or ten he sought 'the Power of ...

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Dewsbury, William (c. 1621–1688), Quaker activist, was born and raised in Allerthorpe, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Of his father and mother nothing is known, beyond the speculation by Smith that William's father died when he was eight years old. Dewsbury's upbringing, working life, and religious experiences are discussed in his ...

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Eccles, Solomon (1617?–1682), musician and Quaker missionary, was probably baptized on 14 September 1617 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the son of Solomon Eccles. His father was a musician, but little else is known of Eccles's early life. He appears to have lived at ...

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Evans [née Canual or Canval], Katharine (c. 1618–1692), Quaker missionary, declared to the Maltese inquisition in 1658 that she was the daughter of Anne and Roger ‘Canual’ and that she was then aged about forty; this was an Italian rendering of her maiden name, which may have been ...

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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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Howgill, Francis (1618?–1669), Quaker activist, was born probably in 1618, in the small village of Todthorne, near Grayrigg, Westmorland. His father was possibly a yeoman, though nothing else of his parentage is known. One near-contemporary record of Quaker preaching, though, does seem to indicate that ...

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Jones, Rice (fl. 1650–1663), Quaker schismatic, was a Baptist soldier from Nottingham prior to joining the Society of Friends. According to George Fox, Jones and John Trentam of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire left the Quakers in 1650 and 'drew a great company after them & opposed the truth' (...

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Perrot, John (d. 1665), Quaker schismatic, was born in Ireland. The Dictionary of National Biography suggested that he may have been a descendant of one of the illegitimate sons of Sir John Perrot (1528–1592), lord deputy of Ireland; however, his name does not seem to appear in the nineteenth-century account of the family by ...