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Fisher, Samuel (bap. 1604, d. 1665), Quaker preacher and writer, son of John Fisher, a hatter and later mayor of Northampton, was baptized in Northampton on 9 December 1604. He matriculated from Trinity College, Oxford, in 1623 and graduated BA in 1627. Ordained deacon by the bishop of ...

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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' (...